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Archaeological Researches on the Manila Galleon Wrecks in the Philippines

Part of the The Archaeology of Asia-Pacific Navigation book series (AAPN,volume 2)

Abstract

The Spanish conquest of the Philippines began with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in March 1521 (Pigafetta 1969). When Magellan was killed in April 27, 1521 by a local chieftain in the island of Mactan by the name of Lapu-lapu, the remaining Spaniards hastily left and went back to Spain. It was not until exactly 44 years after the death of Magellan that another expedition arrived in the Philippines (Cebu) under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, with specific instructions from the King of Spain to find the return route from Manila to New Spain (present day Mexico).

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Jago-on, S.C.B., Orillaneda, B.C. (2019). Archaeological Researches on the Manila Galleon Wrecks in the Philippines. In: Wu, C., Junco Sanchez, R., Liu, M. (eds) Archaeology of Manila Galleon Seaports and Early Maritime Globalization. The Archaeology of Asia-Pacific Navigation, vol 2. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9248-2_7

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