Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Korčula in Korčula (island), Dubrovnik-Neretva (county), Croatia
 

Silk Road

Put Svile

 
 
Silk Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
1. Silk Road Marker
Caption: The journey of Marco Polo with his father and uncle to China 1271-1295.
Inscription. Only the English text (bottom) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (top), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it.

The journey of Marco Polo to China began in 1271. His father Nicola and uncle Mateo traveled a second time to China, taking with them the young Marco Polo.
In 1275, they arrived in Shangdu where was the summer residence of the Mongo Khan and later the capital of the empire Kanbalik. Marco Polo was in the service of Kublai Khan for 17 years. Travels in and outside China enabled him to explore many unknown places full of attractions and wonders. Some of Marco Polo's stories were almost fantastic for the then Europeans. For example, those on the payment with banknotes, asbestos, coal-burning stone, cheap porcelain, silk manufacturing, religious tolerance, far-away lands, wondrous cities and various customs, etc.
Marco Polo remained in China until 1291, He returned to Venice in 1295.
 
Location. 42° 57.707′ N, 17° 8.18′ E. Marker is in Korčula, Dubrovnik-Neretva (county), in Korčula (island). Marker is on Ulica Depolo just from Ulica Don Pavla. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Korčula, Dubrovnik-Neretva (county) 20260, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within
Silk Road Marker, second from the left image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
2. Silk Road Marker, second from the left
walking distance of this marker. The Naval Battle in the Waters Off Korčula (here, next to this marker); Marco Polo (here, next to this marker); Reconstruction of the House of Marco Polo 2015.-2020. (here, next to this marker); The Memorial Tablet (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Town of Korčula (about 150 meters away).
 
Also see . . .  Silk Road - Ancient History Encyclopedia. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between 130 BCE-1453 CE....The closing of the Silk Road forced merchants to take to the sea to ply their trade, thus initiating the Age of Discovery which led to world-wide interaction and the beginnings of a global community. (Submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.