Marco Polo and The Silk Road
Marco Polo and his family traveled to Asia on the Silk Road. When the Polo's got to Asia, the Emporor invited the family to stay at his grand palace. The emporor liked Marco Polo so much that he made him apart of his parliament. People had stopped using the Silk Road because when the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty fell, there was no one to make sure the trade route was safe to travel. Use of the Silk Road started to rise because of all the interest in Asian goods. Because the Silk Road was re opened, mor goods were going in and out of Europe. So every counties unique culture was being spread throughout Europe. This trading and sharing of ideas helped spark the Renaissance.