Khashkhash Ibn Saeed Ibn Aswad

Khashkhash Ibn Saeed Ibn Aswad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Khashkh sh ibn Sa d ibn Aswad (born in Pechina, Andalusia) was a Moorish navigator of Islamic Iberia. According to Muslim historian Abu al-Hasan 'Al al-Mas' d (871-957), Khashkhash Ibn Saeed Ibn Aswad sailed over the Atlantic Ocean and discovered a previously unknown land (Ard Marjhoola). In his book Muruj adh-dhahab wa maadin aljawhar (The fields of gold and the mines of jewels), al-Mas'udi writes that Khashkhash Ibn Saeed Ibn Aswad, from Delba (Palos de la Frontera) sailed into the Atlantic Ocean in 889 and returned with a shipload of valuable treasures. Ali al-Masudi, in The Book of Golden Meadows (947), wrote In the ocean of fogs [the Atlantic] there are many curiosities which we have mentioned in detail in our Akhbar az-Zaman, on the basis of what we saw there, adventurers who penetrated it on the risk of their life, some returning back safely, others perishing in the attempt.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 12mm | 180g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135941704
  • 9786135941708