Secrets of the Dead

Magellan's Unexpected Journey around the Globe

Clip: Season 19 Episode 1 | 2m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

The expedition to the Spice Islands becomes an unexpectedly long, arduous trip for Ferdinand Magellan and his crew. While he believed the Islands to be only 600 nautical miles away from the tip of South America, they were in reality 20,000 nautical miles away, extending the length of the trip by months.

Aired: 10/20/21

Rating: NR

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