Marco Polo? Marco• He was merchant and traveler that was not quite clear on his journey to China
Defeats and AccomplishmentsAccomplishments Defeats• Met Kublai Khan • Mom died when• Travel to China young• Wrote The Travels of Marco Polo • imprisoned• Well educated when • Dad gone most life teenager• Famous Historical figure • Death• Traveled safely China • People thought book• Wrote book in prison was lie + go no farther Persia
No one was sure what Marco Polo’sbirth date was. But he was born in Venice.
These are the travelsMarco Polo tookStarted from Venice homecityThen Sudak on way to KublaiKhan Next went to Acre Next Baghdad Next Samrkand to Khotan Next Khanbalik From there went Yangzhouto ZaitonOn his way back stoppedPegu, Gujarat, Hormuz, andagain to AcreOf course he stoppedVenice.
Marco Polo’s Life• 1254 - Born in Venice• 1267 – Mother died; cared for by aunt + uncle• 1269 – Father returned from big journey to meet Kublai Khan• 1271 – First travel to China• 1275 – Meets Mongol Leader, Kublai Khan• 1295 – Returns from journey• 1298 – Held in prison by Italy• 1298 – Makes a book which no one believes and is let out of prison• 1299 – Becomes merchant• 1324 – Deathbed
Marco’s Late life• 1295 returns from journey to China• In trip met Genghis Khan• Relatives not believe Marco was Marco so not let them in house• Finally believes and have feast• Government made join army• Venice lost war against Italy and Marco went prison• 1298 let out of prison and made book• People didn’t believe book so called A Book of a Million Lies• January 6, 1324 deathbed• Priest told him take back million lies but Marco said I only told half of what I saw.
Marco Polo’s death Marco Polo• Marco Polo died in 1323. He was put down in bed because of illness.
What do People Think of Marco Now?• Some doubt even went to China• Say only stop at Persia• Most think book real• Made no mentioning on tea drinking or Great Wall of China• Still can bye the travels of Marco Polo in his book today• In book said nothing about drinking tea. Chinese writing, or The Great wall of China• In China there are no records of a European traveler coming to meet Kublai Khan