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Old 18-07-2020, 09:25 PM
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Of course it is possible. Many things achieved by past civilisations in their prime are possible. My point was that European texts of that era are not a guide to where the Javanese may have travelled. They certainly spent a lot of time in Australia and and that is well known. The early whalers were on South Georgia under sail.

I once completed a six month university research project on the history of human activity in the Antarctic and the science there. Most of the first sailers in the region were terrified and many froze in the ice covered rigging and rigid sails while the ships were battered by fifty ton blocks of ice in mountainous seas thousands of miles from land, even before the ice and fog barrier. Not a place you would choose to explore far in ships under sail but many were lost there.
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