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The Obscure Mission of Vasco da Gama

When Vasco da Gama left the stormy Algarve coast with his fleet on 8 July 1479, nobody knew whether he would succeed in reaching his destination. He was accompanied to his ship by a procession as if it were to be his last voyage.

SPHINX follows the obscure route of Vasco da Gama, visits ancient Arabian trading centres and investigates the real background behind a voyage that changed the world.