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What is in common between zucchini and Xanadu? Both start with a Z, even though the latter is written with an X. This is not Marco Polo’s fault; he had spelled it Ciandu anyway. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of what used to be a summer capital of Kublai Khan, the first Yuan Emperor, are called Shangdu. Everybody knows that Marco Polo visited China at the end or 13th century and was warmly welcomed by the Chinese Emperor. Just as other things known to everybody, this is not exactly true.
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