Vasco Nunez de Balboa (c. 1475 -1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa (c. 1475 -1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World.

Isthmus of Panama: formed about 3 million years ago, joining South America and North America; before 7 million years ago, they were separated by an ocean, but continental drift gradually drew them together; allowed mammals to spread into new territory to compete wit new species

Isthmus of Panama: formed about 3 million years ago, joining South America and North America; before 7 million years ago, they were separated by an ocean, but continental drift gradually drew them together; allowed mammals to spread into new territory to compete wit new species

The Isthmus of Panama - Land Bridge Linking Americas Rose Earlier Than Thought

The Isthmus of Panama - Land Bridge Linking Americas Rose Earlier Than Thought

Columbus' went on his fourth voyage, from 1502 to 1504, he explored the coast of Central America from Honduras to Darien on the Isthmus of Panama, seeking a navigable passage to the west. What passage he had in mind is obscure, if at this point he still believed he had reached Asia, it is conceivable that he sought a way through Ptolemy’s Golden Chersonese into the Indian Ocean.

Columbus' went on his fourth voyage, from 1502 to 1504, he explored the coast of Central America from Honduras to Darien on the Isthmus of Panama, seeking a navigable passage to the west. What passage he had in mind is obscure, if at this point he still believed he had reached Asia, it is conceivable that he sought a way through Ptolemy’s Golden Chersonese into the Indian Ocean.

Panama - Panama City, Central Ave    La Avenida Central - fascinante e interesante - principal vía del comercio de la Cuidad de Panamá, República de Panamá.    Central Avenue - fascinating and interesting - main business street of Panama City, Republic of Panama.    postmarked in 1967 with a 6c Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama stamp , lived there in 1967-68

Panama - Panama City, Central Ave La Avenida Central - fascinante e interesante - principal vía del comercio de la Cuidad de Panamá, República de Panamá. Central Avenue - fascinating and interesting - main business street of Panama City, Republic of Panama. postmarked in 1967 with a 6c Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama stamp , lived there in 1967-68

While Wordgirl left her parents home with her monkey partner Captain Huggyface riding on her back since he cannot fly to the Fair City Police Department where they would meet her cousins identical twins Donna and Debi Isthmus and their close family friend Panama Squirrel, they were amazed to see outside the front entrance of the police station the local media that included ace reporter Todd Ming and Rose Franklin who were there to cover the event for the Daily Rag.<br /><br />Wordgirl says…

While Wordgirl left her parents home with her monkey partner Captain Huggyface riding on her back since he cannot fly to the Fair City Police Department where they would meet her cousins identical twins Donna and Debi Isthmus and their close family friend Panama Squirrel, they were amazed to see outside the front entrance of the police station the local media that included ace reporter Todd Ming and Rose Franklin who were there to cover the event for the Daily Rag.<br /><br />Wordgirl says…

New geologic evidence suggests the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea up to 15 million years ago, millions of years earlier than thought. For a long time it was believed the land bridge formed only about 3 million years ago.

New geologic evidence suggests the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea up to 15 million years ago, millions of years earlier than thought. For a long time it was believed the land bridge formed only about 3 million years ago.

Panama Canal Souvenir Plate, Ship Canal, Atlantic, Pacific, Isthmus of Panama, Trade. by CaffeinatedSquirrel on Etsy

Panama Canal Souvenir Plate, Ship Canal, Atlantic, Pacific, Isthmus of Panama, Trade. by CaffeinatedSquirrel on Etsy

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