Hanno the Navigator

Hanno the Navigator is famous for conducting one of the first great voyages of discovery ever recorded.


Hanno the Navigator
Between 400-600 BCE, Hanno the Navigator of Carthage, conducted an epic voyage down the west coast of Africa – sailing more than 4,000 miles – reaching all the way to modern-day Gabon.

It is one of the earliest recorded voyages of discovery.

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There are not a lot of resources for Hanno the Navigator. Below are some links to some analysis of the Periplus of Hanno – the key source document we have about the voyage.