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  1. Ibn Battuta PT

  2. Source Card Source 1 • Traveling Man The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354 by James Rumford. PT

  3. Beginning of Journey Source 1P 1 • He was first a scholar and could recite the Koran. • Decided to go to Mecca as a pilgrimage. • He met with merchants to begin his journey and then he joined a caravan. PT

  4. Source Card Source 2 • National Geographic Ibn Battuta Prince of the Travelers • Thomas J Abercrombie PT

  5. Source 2paraphrase • Two centuries before Columbus. Ibn Battuta left for Mecca and returned home as one of histories greatest travelers. PT

  6. Source 2Quote • “Guide us on the straight” Iman says. PT

  7. Source 2Picture • Pg 35 • “When we climbed it we say the clouds below us, shutting out our view of its base,” reported Ibn Battuta. PT

  8. Source Card Source 3 • Saudi Aramco World The Longest Hajj The Journeys of Ibn Battuta • Magazine article edition july/august 2000 Vol. 51 No. 4 PT

  9. Ibn Battuta’s Second Hajj Source 3P 16-27 • Tangier is only 3,000 miles from Mecca, but Ibn Battuta would travel over 72,000 miles • In Baghdad, Ibn Battuta chose to make a second pilgrimage to India. • For ten days he travelled with the mahalla, or camp of Abu Sa'id. PT

  10. Mecca to India Source 3Q 17-18 • He described the events of the camp in great deal. • It is their custom to set out with the rising of the dawn and to encamp in the late forenoon. Their ceremonial is as follows: Each of the amirs comes up with his troops, his drums and his standards, and halts in a position that has been assigned to him, not a step further, either on theright wing or the left wing. When they have all taken up their positions and their ranks are set in perfect order, the king mounts, and the drums, trumpets and fifes are sounded for the departure. Each of the amirs advances, salutes the king, and returns to his place; then the chamberlains and the marshals move forward ahead of the king, ...followed by themusicians. These number about a hundred men... Ahead of the musicians there are 10 horsemen, with 10 drums.... On the sultan's right and left during his march are the great amirs, who number about 50... Each amir has his own standards, drums and trumpets.... Then [come] the sultan's baggage and baggage-animals...and finally the rest of the army. PT

  11. Travels to Yemen Source 3Q 19 • We proceeded to the city of Ta'izz, the capital of the king of Yemen. It is one of the finest and largest cities of Yemen. Its people are overbearing, insolent, and rude, as is generally the case in towns where kings have their seats. PT

  12. Somalia and Djibouti Source 3 Paraphrase 16-27 • He crossed the Red Sea to Somalia and then disembarked slightly north to Djibouti called Zeila then. He called it the most disagreeable place in the world because it was so disgusting, but that it had a great bazaar. PT

  13. East African coastQuote • The local sultan, Abu al-Muzaffar Hasan, was "a man of great humility; he sits with poor brethren, and eats with them, and greatly respects men of religion and noble descent. PT

  14. Travels of Arabia Source 3Q 16-27 • Speaks of the betal nut from southwestern Oman • A gift of betel is for them a far greater matter and more indicative of esteem than the gift of silver and gold.... One takes areca nut, this is like a nutmeg but is broken up until it is reduced to small pellets, and one places these in his mouth and chews them. Then he takes the leaves of betel, puts a little chalk on them, and masticates them along with the betel nut.... They sweeten the breath, remove foul odors of the mouth [and] aid digestion.... PT

  15. Third Hajj Source 3P 16-27 • In 1332, he decided to go on a third pilgrimage to Mecca. • He went to India and then later to Cairo. • He went to the eastern coast of the Mediterranean through Gaza and Hebron and boarded a ship for Anatolia. PT

  16. Travels of Afghanistan and Hindu Kush Source 3P 16-27 • Ibn Battuta exact path through the these places are uncertain because it isn’t clear where along the Indus he came out. • He spent long stays in Baghdad and Damascus, studying law and discussing legal interpretation. PT

  17. Middle Journey Source 2Q and P 28 • “ He went to Ceylon(now Sri Lanka), which Marco Polo had described as ‘size for size, the most beautiful isle in the world.’” • On his journey down the Coromandel Coast(the eastern flank of India), his ship sank and had to be rescued by a fisherman. They sent him on his way to the Sultan who proved to be Ibn Battuta’s brother-in-law.( the brother of a former wife of Ibn Battuta’s) PT

  18. India and the Maldives SOURCE 3Q 28-39 • A gift of betel is for them a far greater matter and more indicative of esteem than the gift of silver and gold.... One takes areca nut, this is like a nutmeg but is broken up until it is reduced to small pellets, and one places these in his mouth and chews them. Then he takes the leaves of betel, puts a little chalk on them, and masticates them along with the betel nut.... They sweeten the breath, remove foul odors of the mouth [and] aid digestion.... PT

  19. Source Card SOURCE 4 • THE ADVENTURES OF IBN BATTUTA BY ROSS E DUNN PT

  20. Source CardPicture URL • http://neolography.com/courses/HIST215/ibnBattutaMap.jpg PT