HE WAS BORN WHERE?
Marco Polo was born on September 15 1254 in Venice, Italy. He began his exploration with his dad and uncle in 1271.
WHY YOU ASK?
REASON FOR EXPLORATION There was a big war in Europe so they had to explore to China where they are welcome because there father and uncle went to China before they brought Marco. The king of China said if anything happened they were welcome.
Traveling this beautiful place.
Went through serious sandstorms like this one.
OBSTACLES THAT HAD TO BE FACED!
He went through obstacles like sandstorms, robbers, killers. It was hard but they managed to stay alive.
This is King Kublai Khan. King of China in that time.
On the bright side, he had accomplishments. In spring 1275 he made it to China where they were safe and welcomed. Also where the king of china, King Kublai Khan ruled. He and his government immediately took liking of Marco and made him commissioner in the Mongol government.
This is the silk road that Marco Polo made.
SOME COOL FACTS ABOUT MARCO. When he was on his way to China with his dad and uncle, he made the silk road. When he was in China, he studied languages and culture. Also explaining to people all the goods to trade in Asia. Particularly silk, iron, and salt industries. Also he was known as "the man with a million lies" because people thought his exploration stories were not true.
This is Marco Polo's timeline.