The Solomon Islands Were Once Considered The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

(University of Sevilla / CC BY 2.0)

The first European to land on the Solomon Islands was Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira. The Spaniard reached the remote land in 1568 via Peru. With a healthy dose of religious occultism and on-the-spot myth-making, de Neira convinced himself that these islands produced the gold that…

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