Marco Polo and his family travel the Silk Road to reach the court of the legendary Kublai Khan.
People and Places
Marco Polo – Venetian merchant and explorer
Niccolò Polo – Father of Marco Polo
Maffeo Polo – Brother of Niccolò, uncle of Marco
Kublai Khan – Emperor of the Mongol Empire
Khanbaliq – Capital of Mongol Empire (modern-day Beijing)
Hormuz – Port at entrance of Persian Gulf
Badakshan – City on Silk Road located in modern-day Uzbekistan
Khotan – City in western China (today called Hotan)
Shazhou – City on edge of Gobi Desert (today called Dunhuang)
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Shackleton and his men have to struggle to find a way off the ice pack of the Weddell Sea - and to land. Also, we take a look at the men of the Aurora - who were fighting to lay the supplies depots on the other side of the continent.
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The Endurance Expedition begins! In this episode, we follow the Endurance from South Georgia Island and into the Weddell Sea - and discover the fate of Endurance.
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Part six in our series covers the years 1910-1914. We follow the race to the South Pole between Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen, and then go with Shackleton as he prepares his next expedition - the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition - aka the Endurance Expedition.
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