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Marco Polo
Marco Polo was a Venetian trader and explorer who, together with his father and uncle, was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China and visited the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire

Learn About Marco Polo
Brief biography of Marco Polo

Marco Polo and His Travels
Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner traveled on the Silk Road. He excelled all the other travelers in his determination, his writing, and his influence. His journey through Asia lasted 24 years

Marko Polo - A Long Voyage
It was in Venice in 1269 that the Polos settled after Marko's birth. When Nikola and Mate Polo returned after fifteen years of trading in Asia back to Europe...

Marko Polo - Million
When the two brothers, Nikola and Mate Polo, this time together with young Marko, found themselves again in this big town..

Marco Polo
Polo sailed south from Venice, Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea to the Middle East. They then went southeast overland to Persia (now Iran), then through the Pamir Mountains and the Gobi Desert, to Beijing, China. They explored the area south of Beijing, including Yunan and Szechuan.

Marco Polo - home page
The city of Korcula, in the opinion of its many distinguished visitors throughout its rich history, is one of the most attractive and best preserved towns from the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean area...

Marco Polo
Marco Polo travelled to China with his father and uncle over the Silk Road which was an overland route to China. He worked for Kublai Khan, the Mongol Emperor, for seventeen years. He sailed home instead of going overland. He brought back ivory, jade, jewels, porcelain and silk.

Marco Polo the Explorer
Marco Polo was 17 years old when he set out with his father for China and 38 when he embarked to sail home to Venice..

MAPS - Marco Polo
Route of Marco Polo

Marco Polo -
Venetian merchant and adventurer, who traveled from Europe to Asia in 127195..

Marco Polo and Korcula
This site traces the famous explorers connection to the ancient Croatian city.

Marco Polo: The Glories Of Kinsay
Marco Polo from the Medieval Sourcebook.

Marco Polo: On the Tartars
Marco Polo from the Medieval Sourcebook.

Marco Polo Timeline
Marco Polo was famous for his travels to Cathay, China and Persia..

Marco Polo Traveler
Polo was a Venetian traveller and writer who was one of the first westerners to visit China.Marco Polo was born in around 1254 into a wealthy and cosmopolitan Venetian merchant family