Chinese scholar Fa-Hein's primary source travel accounts from 399-414 CE of India.
See also "India Through Foreign Eyes," Kamat's potpourri, last updated 1/11/2013.
Byzantine History, available in the original Greek in Ludwig Dindorf : Historici Graeci Minores (Leipzig, Teubner, 1870) and available online as a translation by J. Bury: Priscus at the court of Attila.travel letter to family in small town in Egypt seen in James Henry Breasted, Ancient Times: A History of the Early World, Ginn and Company, 1944, p. Note same blog (April 20, 2008) with pictures and information on Roman Travel along Roman roads: Shaya (Wooster) Review of Philip A. Studies in Christianity and Judaism/E'tudes sur le christianisme et le judaisme, 21. Others argue that the Olmecs, Teotihuacan, and Maya were neighboring cultures that did not directly "The Footsteps of Princess Wen Cheng," Oracle Think Quest, Projects by Students for Students.
Princes Wen Cheng's (625-689 CE) travels into Tibet. (Consultants-Patricia Ebrey & Conrad Schirokauer) Note reference to Zhao Rugua who continued the tradition of writing about foreign peoples with "The Description of Foreign Peoples," in 1225.
See abstract: Donnelly MA, "Archaeological and Geographical Evidence for the Voyage of Wenamun," @2004, Carthaginian sailor and explorer Hanno of Carthage sailed the coast of West Africa around 500 BCE.
The authors, one Indian, two Danish, and one Egyptian, are all attached to Danish academic institute."History of India-Memoirs of Fa-Hein," Kamat's potpourri, April 25, 2001.Rugua served as the director of the Department of Overseas Trade in Quanzhou, China's largest international trade port.Not a traveler himself, he combined information from encylopedias with what he learned by speaking to foreign and Chinese traders to describe Vietnam, Korea and Japan.D.) Chinese Accounts After the spread of Buddhism, Chinese travelers came to India in big numbers to collect religious books and to visit the holy places of Buddhism. D., see Crossing of Indus), Huen-Tsang (7th century A. D.), made a careful study of the social institutions of India and his memoirs (see: Alberuni's India) are a treasure of historical evidence.Marco-Polo passed through some parts of southern India on his way from China to Persia (1292 A.They see those they encounter, especially when these are inhabitants of desert, rainforest, steppe or forest, as noble savages subsisting in a primitive Eden.Such travelers find that their experience of these cultures highlights or offers a means of accessing the antidote to, the ills of their own societies.Special reference is to be made of the Indica by Megasthenes who lived in the court of Chandragupta Maurya, of Periplus of the Erythrean Sea by an unknown businessman (second half of 1st century A.D) and The Geography of India by Ptolemy (about 130 A. Islamic Accounts Islamic traveler Alberuni who accompanied Sultan Mahmud (1017 A.The first category is characterized by ethnocentrists packing their culture's exceptionalism in their knapsacks and upon returning home, viewed the foreign as "other," characterizing them in terms of zoological creatures, performers in a circus, suitability as slaves, or, at worse, enemies to be slaughtered for their land and resources.The second category features romantic souls sighing for that which is lacking in their own culture.