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Was Marco Polo Really a Chinese Governor?

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Becoming the governor of a small town in China is a major part of Marco Polo's tale; his existence, however, is never noted in any Chinese records.

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Famous Italian explorer Marco Polo is credited with being the first Westerner to travel to China and for bringing spaghetti back to Europe. But growing doubt among scholars suggests that his real-life adventure may be a mythological legend. The famous account of his travels wasn't even written by Marco Polo but rather by an Italian romance novelist. Join scholars as they comb the streets of Venice and pore over ancient Chinese texts in search of evidence that proves the great voyager ever existed.

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