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Dutch explorer Cornelius de Houtman

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:04 am    Post subject: Dutch explorer Cornelius de Houtman Reply with quote

Dutch explorer Cornelius de Houtman and his crew were the first Europeans to set foot on the island of Bali in 1597. When it came time to leave, a number of de Houtman's sailors chose to stay behind, entranced by Bali's exotic culture (a mix of animism and Hinduism) and its easy ways (the king alone had 200 wives).
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