The Explorer Marco Polo D.18.08.07

6 Aug

The famous Medieval European traveller was Marco Polo. Marco Polo lived from 1254 to 1324, and he was a Venetian merchant traveller.
He lived in Venice but as he aged and came back a very wealthy man from his Asian travels, he travelled with his father and his uncle to Asia on a 24-year journey.
He left in 1269 and came back in 1293. After his return, he was imprisoned as a result of a war between Venice and Genoa, and in jail Marco Polo dictated his adventures to his cell mate.
Rusticello DePizza, was a writer of romances. And Rusticello published a version in 1300 written in old French called Livre des Merveilles du Monde, The Book of the Marvels of the World.
An extraordinary story of travel.
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