Seychelles History – the early Days

Seychelles History: For a long period of time (we are taking centuries) the Seychelles archipelago remain a unknown. The Arabs traders have been the first mentioning the islands in the 12th century. The Arab traders discovered the unique coco der mer, the mystical nut became a high value merchandise, and the location of the islands became a secret.

At the early 16th century Portuguese sailors and Vasco da Gama, crossing from India to East Africa, sighted the Islands which became known as the Amirantes. The granitic islands began to appear on Portuguese maps as the ‘The Seven Sisters’ and ‘The Brothers’. Read more