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jan 29, 1453 - Constantinople fell to Ottaman Turks

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Merchandise from India went to the European markets through Arab Muslim intermediaries. The Red Sea trade route was a state monopoly from which Islamic rulers earned tremendous revenues. The land routes to India were also controlled by Arabs. In the circumstances, the Europeans were keen to find a direct route to India.

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Date:

jan 29, 1453
Now
~ 566 years ago
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