Tag Archive: Kublai Khan

13th Century Mongol Shipwreck Discovered off Japanese Coast

It was the largest armada the world had ever seen, and would only be surpassed 700 years later when the Allies invaded Europe during the Normandy landings. The Mongol leader Kublai Khan sent two massive fleets during the 13th Century – of up to 4,000 ships each – to try to invade Japan. Both attempts…

Marco Polo: The Animated Biography

Marco Polo, the famed merchant and traveler who introduced Europe to China and Central Asia. Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road and spent time in the court of Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian leader. After an epic 24 year journey Marco Polo returned to Venice and was imprisoned by Genoa forces occupying the city. While…

5 Reasons You Should Watch Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a Netflix Original series released on 12 Dec 2014. It’s a 10 episode series exploring the life and times of trader and adventurer Marco Polo’s time in the court of Kublai Khan. Historical dramas based in ancient and medieval times are becoming more popular these days. Shows like Rome, Spartacus, Camelot, Pillars…