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Hanno [Astro*Index]

(530-? BC) Born in Carthage, he claimed (according to Herodotus) to have circumnavigated Africa, reporting that that the sun at noontime was in the northern half of the sky. This discription would indicate that he was the first of the Phoenician (or Carthaginian) navigators to cross the earth's equator.


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