Google doodles the travels of Ibn Battuta


Google doodles the travels of Ibn Battuta


Google has recreated long journey of Ibn Battuta that was taken seven centuries ago and has posted the doodle in the homepage of the Arab countries as a part of the Moroccan explorer's birthday celebrations. Ibn Battuta is considered the greatest Arab traveler in the medieval period. His book, Rihlah explains his travels that involves over 120,000 kilometers across 44 countries.

Battuta has server as a Qazi in India for over six years during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughluq and has extensively traveled across the country. His travels started at the age of 21, in 1325.

Google has created a scrollable doodle that depicts his travel in six slides. This contains countries like Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, India, China and others. The doodle also shows the Qutub Minar of Delhi. The last slide shows the home country of Battuta, Morocco.

The Ibn Battuta doodle is the 1311th doodle of Google since the first one in 1988. To have a look at this scrollable doodle, visit the Arabian homepage of Google.

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