History of the Atlantic World

johnincornwall

Ad Honorem
Nov 2010
8,116
Cornwall
Gibraltar’s real name was “Jebel Al-Tariq”, Tariq being the Tunisian Berber mentioned above.
Not a lot is known about his origins at all really. That didn't first appear hundreds of years later. A lot of it is coloured in. We are pretty sure he was governor of Tangier for Musa and led the first big army across to Algeciras in the Visigothic ships from Ceuta in 711.

We can't really disprove the denialist theory of Ferrin and co. that his name may be Taric, with it's Visigothic connotations and given the political climate at the time.
 
Dec 2012
1,131
Savannah, GA
Hello it has been a little while since I posted here haha. Anyway, I have come to update my progress! Please enjoy my latest episode about Vasco Nunez de Balboa and the "discovery" of the Pacific Ocean. This is part three of Conquest of the Americas. Also, as additional news I have moved the show from soundcloud.com to transistor.fm.

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