• 1996
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

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Marco Polo

First Aired: October 11, 1995

Retracing Marco Polo's journey to the Asian empire of Kublai Khan, which the Venetian merchant chronicled in his 1298 epic "Descriptions of the World." Polo (1254-1324) "told of things too fantastic for his countrymen to take as factual," says narrator Don Morrow. But historians interviewed here authenticate much of the book.