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  Marco Polo and His Travels
Marco Polo was only 6 years old when his father and uncle set out eastward on their first trip to Cathay (China).
Marco also noted the center of the asbestos industry in Uighuristan, with its capital Karakhoja; he added that the way to clean asbestos cloth was to throw it into a fire, and that a specimen was brought back from Cathay by the Polos and presented to the Pope.
Marco Polo fell in love with the capital, which later became part of Beijing, then called Cambaluc or Khanbalig, meant 'city of the Khan.' This new city, built because astrologers predicted rebellion in the old one, was described as the most magnificent city in the world.
www.silk-road.com /artl/marcopolo.shtml   (3982 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Marco Polo
Marco Polo's arrival in China; on the other hand the details which he gives concerning Kublai's expedition against the Kingdom of Mien (Burma, 1282) leave it to be supposed that he participated therein.
Marco Polo was placed in command of a galley (1296), but the Venetian fleet having been destroyed in the Gulf of Lajazzo he was taken prisoner to Genoa.
Marco Polo, was sent by him in 1307 to Thibaud of Cepoy, the agent of Charles of Valois at Venice, to be presented to that prince, who was a candidate for the Crown of
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12217a.htm   (1785 words)

  
  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Marco Polo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marco Polo was later captured in a minor clash of the war between Venice and Genoa, or in the naval battle of Curzola, according to a dubious tradition.
Marco Polo was finally released from captivity in the summer of 1299, and he returned home to Venice, where his father and uncles had bought a large house in the central quarter named contrada San Giovanni Grisostomo with the company's profits.
Marco Polo is also believed to have described a bridge that later was the site of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, a battle that marked the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Marco_Polo   (1822 words)

  
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Marco Polo (1254 - January 8 1324) was a Venetian merchant and explorer who, together with his father Matteo and uncle, was among the first Westerners to claim to travel the Silk Road all the way to China.
Marco Polo is believed to have described a bridge which was the site of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, a battle which marked the beginning of the Japanese invasion of north central China in World War II.
Marco Polo is also a popular children's game played in a pool.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/marco_polo.html   (436 words)

  
 Marco Polo (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Marco Polo was a 3-masted wooden clipper ship, launched in 1851 at Saint John, New Brunswick.
At her launch on April 17 at the shipyard of James Smith, located at the mouth Marsh Creek on Courtney Bay, the Marco Polo's keel struck the mudflat and the vessel fell on its side, injuring several workers.
She was floated free by April 22, apparently suffering little damage, however due to her large size, she subsequently grounded in Marsh Creek where she lay for 2 weeks before again being floated free.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marco_Polo_(ship)   (401 words)

  
 Marco Polo Shop
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 Electronic Passport to Marco Polo
They were accompanied by Marco Polo, Nicolo's seventeen year old son.
The Polos finally returned to Venice in 1295, but not before they were robbed of most of their possessions while in Turkey.
Marco failed to mention the Great Wall of China, tea, or the Chinese practice of binding the feet of women.
www.mrdowling.com /613-marcopolo.html   (545 words)

  
 Marco Polo
Marco Polo became a favorite of the khan, who employed him on business in central and N China and in the states of SE Asia, including India.
Polo was wonder-struck at Asian splendors and was sometimes credulous of exaggerated accounts, but scholars agree that his accurate reports of the events he witnessed and people he met are of great value.
Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World.(Review)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0839558.html   (441 words)

  
 Marco Polo - Reiseführer mit Insider-Tipps
Eine Auswahl der schönsten Bilder der Marco Polo User
Mit dem Marco Polo-Newsfeed sind Sie ständig auf dem Laufenden
Navigations- systeme mit Falk Cityguide und Marco Polo Insidertipps
www.marcopolo.de   (222 words)

  
 MARCO POLO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When Marco was near death, a priest came in his room to ask him if he'd like to admit that his stories were false.
Marco was not scared at all when they left to go on the trip.
Marco Polo was a very brave, determined, and courageous explorer.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /schools/brisas/sunda/great/2amy.htm   (214 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Marco Polo: The Glories Of Kinsay [Hangchow] (c. 1300)
Marco Polo returned to Venice, his hometown, in 1295 after an absence of twenty-five years in the East.
For truth it was, as the said Messer Marco Polo at a later date was able to witness with his own eyes.
Now Messer Marco heard it stated by one of the Great Kaan's officers of customs that the quantity of pepper introduced daily for consumption into the city of Kinsay amounted to 43 loads, each load being equal to 2-23 lbs.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/polo-kinsay.html   (4643 words)

  
 Activities - Xpeditions @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Retrace the steps of Marco Polo and discover what you can learn from the cultures you encounter along the way and what you might take home to share with your friends and family.
In 1271, 17-year-old Marco left his hometown of Venice, Italy, with his father and uncle, embarking on an adventure that lasted 24 years, and took him to places that Europeans had never even heard of.
Retrace Marco's footsteps to see these unfamiliar landscapes and cultures for yourself and to learn some interesting new things to share with your friends and family back home.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/activities/10/marcopolo.html   (708 words)

  
 Marco Polo: Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com
Marco Polo (1254-1324) was an Italian voyager and merchant who was one of the first Europeans to travel across Asia through China, visiting the Kublai Khan in Beijing.
Polo sailed south from Venice, Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea to the Middle East.
Marco Polo's written accounts of his travels were the first Western record of porcelain, coal, gunpowder, printing, paper money, and silk; Polo wrote "Book of Ser Marco Polo" around 1298.
www.enchantedlearning.com /explorers/page/p/polo.shtml   (304 words)

  
 Marco Polo, Part I @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marco speaks of delays on account of rain, snow, and swollen rivers, explaining in part why it took three and a half years to reach China.
So begins Marco Polo’s book, The Description of the World, as presented in Arthur Christopher Moule’s masterful English translation of a version of Polo’s book known to scholars as the F text.
The original product of Marco’s collaboration with a romance writer named Rustichello has been lost, and so scholars are left to sift through the some 150 versions known to exist, no two exactly alike.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0105/feature1   (1446 words)

  
 Laurence Bergreen explores Marco Polo's amazing 'Travels' - cleveland.com
In 1271, Polo, then 17, journeyed with his father and uncle across Asia to the court of Kublai Khan, as remote from Europeans then as the surface of Mars is today.
Young Polo's account of crossing what was later called the Silk Road and of the splendors of Mongol China is a masterpiece of storytelling.
Polo claimed that 20,000 of Genghis' issue were then living in wealth and privilege - and he seems to have been correct.
www.cleveland.com /entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1192869360320200.xml&coll=2   (643 words)

  
 Marco Polo - home page
Sept 6th 2005 - 707th anniversary of naval battle in which Marco Polo was captured and imprisoned in KorĨula - video clips
Marco Polo and the Europa-Youth Initiative, James A., James A. The Role and Function of The International Marco Polo Centre, Korcula, Croatia
Marko Polo - Potomak hrvatskog roda ZMAJ, don.
www.korcula.net /mpolo/index.html   (270 words)

  
 Learn more about Marco Polo in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Programma Marco Polo
Il Programma Marco Polo appartiene alle misure messe in atto dalla Comunità europea per ridurre la congestione stradale, migliorare le prestazioni ambientali del sistema del trasporto merci, potenziare il trasporto intermodale.
Il programma Marco Polo contempla tre tipi di azione: azioni di trasferimento fra modi, azioni catalizzatrici e azioni di comune apprendimento.
Il 15 Luglio 2004 la Commissione europea ha presentato una proposta per indire un secondo programma Marco Polo, a estensione e completamento del primo.
www.felixia.it /programma_marco_polo_pa_146.htm   (105 words)

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