Marco Polo

The Mongol Pony Express

A relay system of post offices with legendary Mongol horsemen riding between provided for the speedy delivery of goods and messages throughout the vast Mongol Empire.

The Ascension of Buddha

Disillusioned with the world, Prince Shakyamuni climbed an unconquerable mountaintop to meditate in peace until he died, then reincarnated 84 times until achieving godhood. This version of Buddha’s apotheosis was retold by Marco Polo in the late 13th century.