The First Non-Muslim in Mecca

ludiovico-map-travels1The Hakluyt Society has just pointed me towards the personal diary of the first non-Muslim to visit Mecca.

The account of Ludovico di Varthema, The Travels of Ludovico Di Varthema in Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix in Persia, India and Ethiopia A.D. 1503-1508, is online and can be read for free.

Besides providing links to historical travel materials in the public domain, the Hakluyt Society also provides published accounts of other travelers and adventurers.

(Thanks, J. Emerson)

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