Ibn Batuta

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Ibn Batuta (1304?–68?) Arab traveller and writer. Born in Tangier, Morocco, he began his adventures in c.1325 with a pilgrimage to Mecca by way of Egypt and Syria. Travel was to occupy the next 30 years of his life, when he visited parts of Africa, Asia and Europe. In c.1350, he returned to Morocco to write an account of his travels.