Marco Polo exhibit at Pointe-à-Callière

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is bringing its visitors an exhibition that will fire their imaginations and take them on an incredible voyage: Marco Polo — An Epic Journey transports visitors to the 13th century, taking them from Venice to China, along a route so astonishing and exceptional that it is still being discussed over seven centuries later. This event demonstrates the immense impact of the journey described by Marco Polo in the Description of the World, as his accounts allowed for the development of map-making, which in turn led to major exploration of the globe beginning in the 15th century. In fact, the book had a hand in influencing Christopher Columbus to set sail towards the west to open a new route to India and finally discover America in 1492. The exhibition is presented from May 6 to October 26, 2014.