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Marco Polo and The Silk Road

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jasmine brown

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of Marco Polo and The Silk Road

The silk road is an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent Now who was Marco Polo? Marco Polo was a merchant from the Venetian Republic who wrote Il Milione, which introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China. He went on a epic journey to Asia and didnt return untill 24 years later.It was Marco Polo's father who first traveled the famous China's Silk Road. A couple of years after the original trip, Marco Polo joined his father on a repeat trip to see Kublai Khan. What had been originally planned as a short visit turned into a 24 year residency in the Chinese Empire. Marco Polo became the Khan's favorite, and accompanied him in official business throughout the kingdom. The Silk Road and Marco Polo Silk Road By Jasmine Brown Now you may be wondering who Kublai Khan is.. He was the man who founded the Mongol Empire and create the Chinese Yan Dynasty
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