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Marco Polo


Marco Polo

Marco Polo was a Venetian trader and explorer who, together with his father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo, was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China and visit with Genghis Khan’s grandson, Kublai Khan. Polo helped generate extraordinary interest in the Far East among Europeans, and his book, Il Milione, was an instant hit at a time when books had to be painstakingly copied by hand. What famous explorer carried a heavily annotated copy of Polo’s book? More… Discuss

quotation: Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, forms our true honor. Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, forms our true honor.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss