In 1271, Marco Polo was an 17 year old Italian explorer who traveled to China trough the Silk road. They left Venice in 1271.
Marco Polo travelled the silk road in search of resources. They were mainly looking for spices and gold. Marco Polo had to take a boat across the Mediterranean ocean before they would be on main land Asia.
This is going to be a long journey!
I wonder if they have Gold or spices here?
Marco Polo and his family were on a quest for Kublai Khan. Khan often sent messengers to communicated with them.
Welcome to the great Yuan empire! I have many missions for you to complete!
26 years later Marco Polo returned to Venice where he would eventually pass away in 1324. Marco polo brought back many items and ideas such as paper money, Gold. Also, Marco wrote a book about his journey which inspired the expeditions of Christopher Columbus and others.