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The Seven Seas

Bina Parveen

Seven Seas in History

The Olympic Torch is carried along the Po River. Ancient Romans once thought of the Po River delta as the "Seven Seas".

Photo: Betto


"Sailing the Seven Seas" doesn't necessarily mean you've sailed across seven actual seas. It's more of a saying you have travelled far across the world.


"Seven Seas" has meant different things to different people through history. In the Middle Ages, the Seven Seas were the seas around Europe and the Middle East, like the Mediterranean, the Caspian Sea and the Red Sea.


The Seven Seas that pirates and explorers once sang about were seas all around Indonesia.


For the Ancient Romans, Hindus and Persians, the "Seven Seas" were actually important river networks.

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