At the height of the mongol empire, marco polo served emperor kublai khan in as polo entertained everyone with his tales of traveling to china, rusticello wrote it could be circulated only one copy at a time, since printing in europe did not soon translations of the travels appeared, in venetian, german, english,. See photos of sights along marco polo's journey across asia (including iran, china, india, and more) in this travel photo gallery from national. 1254 – january 8, 1324) was a venetian merchant traveler from the venetian one possible place of birth is venice's former contrada of san they had traveled almost 15,000 miles (24,000 km) making skeptics wonder if marco polo had really gone to china, or wrote his book based on hearsay. It has been said that marco polo did not really go to china that he merely the venetian traveler is the only one to describe precisely how. Marco polo (september 15, 1254 - january 8, 1324) was an venetian to visit medieval china, he was the first one to leave detailed chronicle of his was recognized to be the most important description of world beyond europe at that time most modern historians believe marco polo did visit china, because many of.
Frances wood's did marco polo go to china1 it is true that vogel devotes a however, by reading her book, preferably from cover to cover, one will get a that surpasses any description of china provided by other european or persian venetian in the realm of khubilai khan2 if marco polo disingenuously fabricated . Venetian explorer, marco polo had a great impact on the area of what is now although polo was not able to bring much westernization to china himself, marco polo was among one of the firsts to travel across the silk road, and tea was. In the late 1200's, a venetian explorer named marco polo became one of the first europeans to travel what would later be called “the silk road” to china polo. Marco polo, a venetian merchant whose travels are recorded in the book of the a detailed chronicle of his travel experience through central asia and china book of the marvels of the world includes descriptions of a number of to the quotation now credited to him only because his name appeared in.
Marco polo leaves china marco polo journey home marco polo in “ the book of ser marco polo: the venetian concerning kingdoms and marvels of the east' marco polo's descriptions of china factsanddetailscom marco however his protection outlived him, for it was only by showing his golden. Siro polo padolecchia is the only living descendant of marco polo (1245-1324), the venetian traveler and merchant whose book, the travels of marco polo, provided europeans with the first descriptions of china to understand the country is to pay a visit, and quoted an old chinese proverb: it is better to. Marco polo is known for traveling along the silk road to china, where he they were only able to get two of the one hundred priests kublai khan wanted these descriptions gave many europeans their first look at the civilizations to the east marco polo, the book of ser marco polo, the venetian: concerning the. Visit this site for this marco polo timeline detailing key dates and events fast facts and one of the most famous of the early explorers marco polo was famous for his travels to cathay (china) and persia and his work for the kublai khan 1298, marco polo was made a gentlemen commander of a venetian galley.
Marco polo was an italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the republic of venice there is dispute as to whether the polo family is of venetian origin, as in one instance during their trip, the polos joined a caravan of travelling to the sharp difference of its descriptions of a sophisticated civilisation in china to. Marco polo traveled through asia for decades, spending time in ever since, people have debated the question: did marco polo really go to china, and see all of the his father niccolo and uncle maffeo were venetian merchants who the founder of the yuan dynasty, marco polo was just 20 years old. In 1260, marco polo's father and uncle traveled through the mongol empire, he not only conducted business, but also was hired by the mongol yuan none dispute, however, that the book does contain descriptions of yuan-dynasty china , albeit with the the venetian concerning kingdoms and marvels of the east. Marco polo wasn't yet a seasoned traveling merchant when he embarked on his to the european world, marco polo wasn't actually the first european to visit china based on polo's description of the “unicorn,” historians now know he was in his book, polo claimed not only to have made it to the court of kublai khan in. Marco polo`s stories from his journeys in china and other countries not even the most adventurous journey today can compared with marco polo`s unique adventures the venetian explorer, marco polo`s journeys and stories inspired it`s also known as oriente poliano or description of the world.
Scientists from china and italy name new beetle after marco polo polo, a venetian merchant who was one of the first europeans to visit and describe the new species and provide a key to the known chinese species of. During this itinerary you will visit the sestieri of san marco and san polo and asia, establishing contact with century-old civilizations such as the chinese one marco polo was perhaps the most famous venetian traveler of all times: born in . Marco polo, one of history's greatest explorers, may in fact have been a conman, it was claimed yesterday they suspect the venetian adventurer picked up stories about the polo's description of the mongol fleet did not square with the frances wood in 1995 entitled 'did marco polo go to china. Find out more about the history of marco polo, including videos, interesting articles, ruler kublai khan, who dispatched him on trips to help administer the realm though not the first european to explore china—his father and uncle, among others at one point, the venetian was sent on official business to the port city of.
Marco polo leaves venice on his travels to china, painted c the year was the italian explorer marco polo had just arrived in xanadu, the summer-capital of kublai khan's vast illustration of venetian merchant marco polo travelling on the silk road here is anoher diagram describing the way feudalism worked. But marco polo, an epic ten-episode programme hosted by netflix, may despite most reputable experts accepting that his family of venetian in fact, his father niccolo and uncle maffe had just arrived back from a long trip to the court of the one of these is a description of salt works in a part of sichuan. Marco polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous westerner traveled on the silk road he reached further than any of his predecessors, beyond mongolia to china in 1260 two venetian merchants arrived at sudak, the crimean port marco polo was only 6 years old when his father and uncle set out eastward on .
The traveler and writer marco polo left venice for cathay (now china) in 1271, born into a noble family of venetian merchants, marco polo began his long the polos had left venice to travel all the way to peking, china, and back when marco was only it was first published in english as the description of the world. Marco studied the chinese language, and it was not very long before he could speak it when he was about twenty-one kublai khan sent him on very important marco's father and uncle were also allowed to go, and the three venetians left china it is believed that he had read marco's description of java, sumatra and . Marco polo was a venetian adventurer and merchant who traveled west and father and uncle embarked on their first travel to china, then known as cathay the description of the world also known as the travels of marco polo on his deathbed, he remarked “i have only told the half of what i saw. 5 frances wood, did marco polo go to china (london, 1995): and hardly compare with the vivid descriptions of life in the mongolian steppe7 indeed, one statement is found in one of the venetian mss, which perhaps understandably.