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about family origin

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Il nome ha origine agiotoponimica, Monti Sancti Pauli (1100), allude al titolare della prima chiesa castellana dalla quale il Comune prese il nome. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:23, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Journey to China[edit]


Marco Polo, now 17 years old, his father and uncle went to China.this was after his mother died and then he brought up by his uncle, and then they went both on adventures. They all sailed to Acre (now Akko), a port in Palestine, the reason for their stop, was because the Polos didn't think the ships at the port were fit to ride on the ocean. After they got off the boat, they rode camels crossing the deserts and mountains in Asia, until, after about three years, they reached their destination; Kublai Khan's summer palace, in Shangdu (or Shang-tu), near the present day Kalgan. The Khan welcomed the Polos very greatly.

Kublai Khan appreciated the Polo's experience, and knowledge. Marco knew four different languages, and the Khan sent Marco on many tours around the kingdom, these tours lead Marco from China's southern and eastern provinces, and as well as far south as Burma. Marco became a government official in a Chinese city; Yangzhou (also spelled Yang-chou) for three years.

Time passed, and Peublai Khan disagreed with the Polos leaving China. Marco, and his family, started worrying about safely returning home, because believed that if Kublai Khan were to die before they left China, his enemies might capture them, because they are always involved with Kublai; in 1292, Khan's great-nephew, Persia's Mongol ruler, sent representatives to China to bring him a bride. The representatives asked if the Polos wanted to come with them on their return to Persia, the Polos agreed, knowing that this was their chance to "escape". Kublai Khan finally agreed, the same year, the Polos, with a fleet of 14 junks, sailed from Zaitun, (or Quanzhou, also spelled Ch'uan-chou), to a port in southern China.

The feet sailed to present day Singapore, from there, they traveled toward the north of Sumatra, around the southern tip of India, and they crossed the Arabian Sea to Hormuz. There, Marco, and his family, left the wedding party and traveled to the Turkish port of Trebizond (present day Trabzon), the Polos sailed to Constantinople and then, finally, to Venice, about 24 years after the journey began! Their journey round trip probably totaled nearly 15,000 miles (24,100 kilometers).

↑ This info should be merged with the Journey To Cathay and service to the Khan. cite source: "The World Book Encyclopedia", (c) 2004, pub. World Book Inc, Chicago. ISBN 0-7166-0104-4. Book "P" - Volume 15. Pages 648-649.↑

Semi-protected edit request on 18 June 2017[edit]

In the Television sub-section, I would like for someone to add "" to the list of series. These cartoon series were very influential in several countries where they were broadcasted back in 1980's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:27, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

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etymology - Latin Paulus, "derived from a certain bird species"??[edit]

Whoever wrote that must be having a laugh. If, as appears most likely, the surname Polo is derived from the Latin name Paulus (which seems reasonable given that his name is given in Latin as "Marcus Paulus), then the name has nothing to do with a bird species, but simply means "small, humble" in clicking on the link in the article will reveal. Jacob D (talk) 16:44, 27 June 2017 (UTC)Jacob D

Italian is not a modern word[edit]

Italian is not a modern word (see on Christopher Columbus talk page), as Italia was the name of the Italian Peninsula during the Roman era. So Marco Polo was Italian, not Venetian. -- Howard "Dib" Montjio, September 30, 2017