Marco Polo, based on a painting in the Gallery of Monsignore Badia in Rome. Polo, born to one of Venice’s wealthiest trading families, moved in elite circles during his years in China.

Marco Polo, a Venetian who was one of the earliest Europeans to travel all the way to China on the Silk Roads, left behind what is probably the best-known travelogue in history, The Travels of Marco Polo. He did not write it himself,

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:07-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on POLO Marco (Mǎkěbōluó 马可波罗)|Mǎkěbōluó 马可波罗 (POLO Marco)

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