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Alexander Selkirk, Robinson Crusoe, and Juan Fernandez Island

Archaeologists from the National Museums Scotland believe they have found the campsites of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish seaman and privateer who was probably a large part of the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's eponimous Robinson Crusoe. Selkirk voluntarily marooned himself during a privateering voyage to the South Sea (the Pacific) aboard the Cinque Ports after  Read More