Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say

Thanasis Gavos   Wed, 12 Oct 2016; 14:54

China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.

Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near today’s Xian, may have come from Ancient Greece.

They also say ancient Greek artisans could have been training locals there in the Third Century BC.

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