Time Line PHiLES Africa



Egyptians sail out of the Red Sea
800 Arab sources describe Subsahara Africa
1306 Ethiopians visit Italy, possibly powerful anti Islam ally Christian "Prester John" (legend and Marco Polo put him in East Asia), put  now thought to be Ethipian emperor
1407 European visit to Ethiopia over land
1415 Chinese Emperor receives giraffe from Malindi envoys, 1422 Chinese ships visit East Africa
1499 Portuguese reach Kenyan coast and proceed to India