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by land or by sea?

Submitted by shawn on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 17:29

During the Middle Ages, Europeans went to the Holy Land either by land or by sea. Going by land might take a year, each way. Going by sea would take only a few weeks, but there was the danger of shipwreck, and the danger of getting captured by pirates. If you could choose, which would you choose? Would you spend two years of your life going and coming over land? Or would you take the quick and easy way, on a ship, in which you would risk death?