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Nov 10, 2017, 5:08pm Top

Any thoughts on Marco Polo not mentioning the Great Wall of China?

Nov 10, 2017, 5:22pm Top

I think we got that info in the Kuzneski book too - he (Polo) referenced it but didn't give the impression that it was as impressive as it is therefore downplaying it.

Nov 10, 2017, 5:55pm Top

Perhaps, as is suggested in the story, he didn't think the people at home would believe him - it is quite a feat after all.

Nov 10, 2017, 5:59pm Top

I thought it was because he thought no one would believe him and it might cause others to doubt the other amazing things he witnessed.

Nov 11, 2017, 8:31am Top

I also thought that he wouldn't be believed.

Nov 11, 2017, 3:07pm Top

I would have to agree with you all, it does seem quite the omission though.

Nov 11, 2017, 6:35pm Top

I agree that people would not believe his other stories if he told them about the Great Wall.


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