Marco Polo

Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy. He was a merchant and explorer, who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road, reaching China. There, he was received by the royal court of Kublai Khan, who was impressed by Marco’s humility and intelligence. He was appointed as Khan’s foreign emissary and saw things previously unknown to Europeans. Marco Polo returned back to Venice after 24 years. His book “The travels of Marco Polo”, gave an insight to Europeans about the mysterious culture of the Asian world, the wealth and the great size of the Mongol Empire. Just before his death, he said the famous quote about his book: “I have not told half of what I saw”.