Marco Polo on the Silk Road

10/12/2013 10:00 AM

Marco Polo on the Silk Road

Fernbank Museum of Natural History presents an incredible new special exhibition.

Marco Polo: Man & Myth invites visitors to join the ultimate adventure traveler on an incredible journey from Italy to China along the historic Silk Road. Highlighting excerpts from Marco Polo’s memoir, The Travels of Marco Polo, this major international exhibition features rare and extraordinary artifacts that reveal the cultural practices, artistic traditions, unique landscapes, and unusual animals he witnessed on his epic 13-century journey. Of course, that journey included the cultural experiences of India, which are highlighted within the exhibition. The cuisine of India will also be highlighted through the Tastes from the Silk Road celebration on opening day, which will feature samples from Bhojanic and Cardamom Hill, among others.

Dates: On view September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014.

Marco Polo Celebration: Saturday, October 12
Time: 10am - 2pm
Scheduled activities include, but aren’t limited to:
Special visit from the resident falconer from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Sample cuisine from Cardamom Hill, Saba, Yum Bunz, and more
A special performance from Chien Hong School of Kung Fu of Atlanta
Hands-on crafts for children
NEW interactive Marco Polo app experience
Cost: Included with Museum admission and free for members.

See video and more information at http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore-exhibits/special-exhibitions/marco-polo/


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