Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta's home of origin is Tangier, part of modern day Morocco.
Ibn Battuta traveled for 29 years. He started off at 21, and ended at 50.
He traveled on land and sea. Probably on the Silk Roads and a the Sea Route.
He traveled because he had a strong desire to visit other places. He also wanted to find the best teacher and libraries.
A local sultan had a scholar record Battuta’s experiences. The two men collaborated for two years, with Ibn Battuta telling his story.
His travels had a small impact on the Muslim world before the 19th century. King Tughlaq appointed him judge of Delhi.

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