Sunday, August 21, 2016

Marco Polo"s cell mate


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  Marco Polo   was the first to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience. This book inspired Christopher Columbus and many other travelers. an epic journey to Asia,


returning after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned and dictated his stories to a cellmate. He was released in 1299, became a wealthy merchant who spent more than two decades in the service of Kublai Khan, one of the greatest rulers in history who reigned over Mongolia for 34 years.