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  • 1. By Sabastian Munro
  • 2. Marco polo • Marco polo was born in 1254 and died in 1324. • He was born in Venetian Republic but the exact place where he was born, is unknown.
  • 3. Marco Polo’s Journey Travelled to Cathay (China) Meets Kublai Khan in Peking Escorts the daughter of Kublai Khan to Persia Returns to Venice Captured by the Genoese
  • 4. Cathay - China Marco Polo’s father was a rich merchant who often went on trading journeys to distant lands.  At seventeen years old, he went with his father and uncle on a journey through the Holy Land, Persia and Tartary, and to the Empire of China, then called Cathay.  It took the travellers three years to reach Cathay.
  • 5. Meets Kublai Khan in Peking  The emperor of Cathay was a monarch named Kublai Khan who lived in Peking.  Marco Polo's father and uncle had been in Cathay once before and had entertained Kublai Khan.  He was pleased with Marco Polo and he invited him to the palace. Marco Polo studied the Chinese language, and it was not very long before he could speak it.
  • 6. Escorts Kublai khan’s daughter to Persia Marco Polo desired to marry the daughter of Kublai Khan, the Princess Cocachin, and he had sent to ask her father for her hand.  They went on a long voyage stopping at Borneo, Sumatra, Ceylon and other places, until the ships entered the Persian Gulf and the princess was safely landed.
  • 7. Returns to Venice  They had been away so long and were so much changed in appearance that none of their relations and old friends knew them when they arrived in Venice  At length, on order to show that they were the men that they declared themselves to be, they gave a dinner to all their relations and old friends.  He then brought into the room the rough Tatar filled with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. It was the finest collection of jewels ever seen in Venice.
  • 8. Captured by the Genoese  Marco Polo and many of his countrymen were captured by the Genoese when Venice was at war with Genoa.  This was because Venice shipped in treasures from the East and had warships to protect their rich cargoes from the pirates of the Mediterranean.
  • 9. Creation of his manuscript  He was locked in a Genoese prison for a year. One of his fellow-prisoners was a skilful penman and Marco Polo would tell him his experiences in China, Japan, and other Eastern countries.  This was carefully written out. Copies of the manuscript exist to this day. One of these is in a library in Paris. It is said that the book was translated into many languages, so that people in all parts of Europe learned about the adventures of Marco Polo.
  • 10. Bibliography  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo  http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/marco-polo.htm

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