Giosafat Barbaro (also Giosaphat or Josaphat) (1413–1494) was a member of the Venetian Barbaro family. He was a diplomat, merchant, explorer and travel writer. (wiki)
|Aleppo||After the death of Uzun Hasan in 1478, Hassan's sons fought each other for the throne. Barbaro hired an Armenian guide and escaped by way of Erzerum, Aleppo, and Beirut. He reached Venice in 1479.|
|Corfu||In 1473 Barbaro traveled to Cyprus by way of Corfu, Modon, Corone and Rhodes.|
|Pasargadae||Giosafat Barbaro was the first European to visit the ruins of Pasargadae, where he believed the local tradition that misidentified the tomb of Cyrus the Great as belonging to King Solomon's mother.|
|Persepolis||Barbaro visited the ruins of Persepolis, which he incorrectly thought were of Jewish origin.|
|Rhodes||In 1473 Barbaro traveled to Cyprus by way of Corfu, Modon, Corone and Rhodes.|
|Venice and its Lagoon||Barbaro was born in Venice and was a member of the Venetian Barbaro family. He became a member of the Venetian Senate in 1431.|
|Yazd||While in Persia, Barbaro visited Yazd.|
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