He claimed to have seen rocks burn, bandits command sandstorms, lions tamed with a look, and sorcerers charm sharks while divers gathered pearls on the ocean floor. Marco Polo shook Europe with descriptions of the world he’d seen on his epic journey to the court of Kublai Khan. But was Marco Polo the world’s most accomplished explorer? Had he really seen the “Roof of the World” in Central Asia, and the “City of Heaven” in far-off China? Or was merely he a impostor with an inventive mind?

He claimed to have seen rocks burn, bandits command sandstorms, lions tamed with a look, and sorcerers charm sharks while divers gathered pearls on the ocean floor. Marco Polo shook Europe with descriptions of the world he’d seen on his epic journey to the court of Kublai Khan. But was Marco Polo the world’s most accomplished explorer? Had he really seen the “Roof of the World” in Central Asia, and the “City of Heaven” in far-off China? Or was merely he a impostor with an inventive mind?

Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World by Ann Martin Bowler http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0804836736/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ubuswb0XEBKCK

Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World by Ann Martin Bowler http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0804836736/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ubuswb0XEBKCK

Marco Polo c.1254 Jan 8–9, 1324) was an Italian merchant traveler from the Republic of Venice. whose travels are recorded in a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned the mercantile trade from his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, who traveled through Asia, and apparently met Kublai Khan. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet Marco for the first time. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years.

Marco Polo c.1254 Jan 8–9, 1324) was an Italian merchant traveler from the Republic of Venice. whose travels are recorded in a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned the mercantile trade from his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, who traveled through Asia, and apparently met Kublai Khan. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet Marco for the first time. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years.

Animals Marco Polo Saw (Explorer Series) by Sandra Markle,http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0035G03SA/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_jl7jsb0SCJKKC8S0

Animals Marco Polo Saw (Explorer Series) by Sandra Markle,http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0035G03SA/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_jl7jsb0SCJKKC8S0

Map Depicting Marco Polo's Travels

Marco Polo’s Adventures: Travel, Trade, and the Mongol Empire

Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan — Free Notebook Pages, Books and Resources - Homeschool Den

Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan — Free Notebook Pages, Books and Resources - Homeschool Den

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