Fernbank Museum Presents Marco Polo Man Myth Exhibit

Learning about cherished historical figures is always something that is equal parts interesting and fascinating. What's even better is when you can learn about said figures in your own city through the efforts of one of Atlanta's most celebrated museums. Fernbank Museum is set to unveil its latest exhibit, Marco Polo: Man & Myth . Find out the details and what you need to do to make sure you don't miss it! Opening on September 28 th , relive the incredible journey of the ultimate adventure traveler with the debut of Fernbank's Marco Polo: Man & Myth exhibit.

Follow Marco Polo's adventures along the Silk Road through a collection of more than 80 objects representing an epic journey that spanned 24 years and thousands of miles. Making its North American premiere at Fernbank Museum, this special exhibition features coins, ceramics, artworks, maps, and more. From Marco Polo's homeland in Venice to his final destination in China, the exhibition reveals the many cultural influences and customs he observed, highlights the impact of exchanging ideas along the Silk Road, and sheds light on his encounters inside the Mongol Empire, including the Court of Kublai Khan. Along the way he became an experienced merchant, knowledgeable explorer and keen observer.

Exhibition galleries highlight the diverse landscapes and cultures encountered on his journey, which were chronicled in one of the most important travelogues of all time, The Travels of Marco Polo . Both man and myth today, he is forever recognized as the quintessential traveler. * Tickets for Marco Polo: Man & Myth are included with Museum admission and are free for members. For additional information on the new Marco Polo exhibit you can visit www.fernbankmuseum.org For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.