One of the supporting characters in my book “Secrets of the Ocean Depths”
One of the supporting characters in my book “Secrets of the Ocean Depths”

One of the supporting characters in my book “Secrets of the Ocean Depths”

On September 15, 1254, an Italian merchant and traveler MARCO POLO was born in Venice.

In 1271, Marco Polo and his father and uncle went on a fascinating and dangerous journey to the East. Their path lay in Dadu – the “Great Capital” of China (in Mongolian – Khanbalyk). Mongol Khan Kublai, the most famous of Genghis Khan’s grandchildren, had by then almost completed the defeat of the Chinese Song Dynasty and became the ruler of the Mongol Empire and China. During the former trade trip to the East, Venetian merchants were introduced to Kublai, he received the brothers favorably and even granted them the trusting gold tag paizu (or daughter), it gave the right to receive horses and escorts on a difficult trip back to Europe.
My book Secrets of the Ocean Depths mentions this great traveler and geographer who was able to visit China and some remote parts of Eurasia. Marco Polo was not only a great traveler, but also a writer, he listened to the stories of local residents, trying to learn as much as possible about different cities and the surrounding area, and later wrote the “Book of Wonders of the World.” In addition, he drew up a map of Eurasia, which was distinguished by extraordinary accuracy. In 1295, Polo came to Venice, where they had not been for 25 years. Compatriots considered them dead, so the return was unexpected. At first, Polo felt like strangers, but pretty soon they managed to become popular and respected people in Venice

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