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The Arrival of Europeans in Africa

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The Arrival of Europeans in Africa

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Many years had passed between the arrival of Europeans to Africa and 1795, the time this image was engraved. The Portuguese, who had explored much of the coast of western Africa under the sponsorship of Prince Henry, landed along the shores of the Senegal River 350 years earlier.

Image Credit: Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Oceanie

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