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Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2017[edit]

all the info was very well put together based on the false history of marco polo. .but are you aware they discovered he stole his writing from other people that had written accounts of what they had done or witnessed? he simply wrote in his name and had the world believing him for centuries.i know i wasnt very prepared on my sources here but it would be a simple matter for you to type in marco polo a fraud? to see the info the history channel put together Niteowl4u (talk) 20:44, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. —KuyaBriBriTalk 21:23, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Lol. This is a laughable request. In the "debate" section, the article already recounts the various scholars who concur that Marco Polo's work was an authentic one and includes input from the oddball academics who disagree for whatever reason. To be frank about it, Mark Elvin, Stephen G. Haw, and Igor de Rachewiltz pretty much destroy the arguments of the naysayers, as thoroughly explained in the article with citations. --Pericles of AthensTalk 22:12, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Exactly. (HammerFilmFan) (talk) 03:00, 18 August 2018 (UTC)


In Grade school we were taught spaghetti came to Italy via Marco Polo from China. I heard differently later on. No mention of spaghetti is found in the current Marco Polo article, and no mention of Marco Polo is mentioned in the spaghetti article, nor is China. At least a casual mention ought to be made, I think, since such a belief is so prevalent. Misty MH (talk) 01:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC) Misty MH (talk) 01:45, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

You'll need to find a reliable source for that. General Ization Talk 01:44, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Of course. :) I was hoping other editors would know more about this. Misty MH (talk) 01:45, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Good question. I'm afraid that the spaghetti connection has been disproven, but mention could be made to satisfy reasonable questions, such as from Misty MH. Here's a GOOGLE SEARCH for the popular references, but the only article I can lay my hands on at the moment is Blue, Gregory (1991). "Marco Polo Et Les Pâtes". Médiévales: 91–98.. It's in French, but the text is online for (talk) 03:49, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Place of birth[edit]

Marco Polo was born on the island of Korčula... 100% accurate Stefandugalic (talk) 13:23, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Reference? We discussed this extensively so unless you have some new breakthrough sources, I'd leave it as it is. --Tone 13:27, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Radio series not included[edit]

I can't edit this article yet, so could somebody add a section in "Arts etc." for an Australian radio series from 1940. It perhaps needs its own page as well. Detail and refs: Intersubjectivity (talk) 18:24, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

add a link[edit]

They followed the suggestion of Theobald Visconti, then papal legate for the realm of Egypt
Please add:
They followed the suggestion of Theobald Visconti, then papal legate for the realm of Egypt (talk) 20:47, 7 March 2019 (UTC)