Story Map: Marco Polo

For my story map, I decided to map the travels of Marco Polo. Trying to find information about the route he took was surprisingly difficult. No one really had a specific timeline of when he arrived in each city and there were multiple maps claiming to be the route he took which would eventually become The Silk Road. I had always assumed from what I was taught as a child that Marco Polo, over the course of his travels, kept some sort of diary and personally recorded his journey. It was not until I began to compile this map that I learned that his travels were not written until he was a prisoner of war in Genoa where he met writer and fellow prisoner Rustichello da Pisa. Due to the lack of solid information, I marked in my map some of the common destinations that the maps stated and I plugged in specific years and events were I could.

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