1500-1509 C.E.

Caminho maritimo para a India

Vasco da Gama becomes first European to discover Seychelles

On 15 March 1503, Vasco da Gama, crossing from India to East Africa, sighted what was almost certainly Silhouette Island and the next day, Desroches Island. The granitic islands began to appear on Portuguese charts as the Seven Sisters.

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