February 25, 2012
Google pays tribute to Ibn Battuta
Cairo, February 25, 2012. On his 707th birthday, Google celebrates the famous Moroccan explorer, Ibn Battuta’s by featuring a doodle on its homepage.
Showing across the Arab world on February 25thh, the Doodle pays tribute to one of the greatest travellers of all time through various scenes from his adventures across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and China. The doodle depicts Ibn Battuta’s 70,000+ mile journey and the many different monuments he visited. The interactive doodle cleverly conceals 16 different monuments for the viewer to discover.
Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate different people, events or special dates such as holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists. Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. For more about Google doodles please visit: www.google.com/doodles
Updated: February 25, 2012 11:19 PM