Marco Polo

Marco Polo

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  • Niccolo Polo (Marco Polo's father) and Maffeo Polo (Marco's Uncle) want to travel to Genghis Khan's area to trade and sell jewels. (1253)
  • The Polo brothers travel with a caravan using a different route not the Silk Road for it was littered with bandits at every turn.
  • The Polos arive before Barka Khan. Grandson of Genghis Khan ruler of the Mongol empire. They give him jewels as a good will gift
  • Barka is pleased with the gifts and invites the Polo's to live in Bulkger for a year
  • So they stay in Bulger accepting Barka's offer.
  • Meanwhile, back in Venice Marco Polo had just been born in 1254. 1 year after his father went on his journey.
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