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Global Studies

Travelers of Global I

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Marco Polo Italian merchant (trader) who traveled to China (over the Silk Road) when it was ruled by the Mongols
Ibn Battuta Arab/Muslim explorer who traveled a total of 75,000 miles and visited Africa, Asia and Europe
Zheng He Chinese Explorer of the Ming Dynasty who sailed the Indian and Pacific Oceans to lands the included Southeast Asia, India and the western coast of Africa
Important facts about Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Zheng He 1)they wrote A LOT about their travels - creating PRIMARY SOURCES 2) their contacts helped stimulate (increase) trade around the world
Created by: dawn_pierson