Ban Yong
Ban Yong (Chinese: 班勇; Wade–Giles: Pan Yung, died c. 128 CE), courtesy name Yiliao (宜僚), was the youngest son of the famous Chinese General, Ban Chao, and the nephew of the illustrious histori...
Riccoldo da Monte di Croce
Riccoldo da Monte di Croce or Ricoldo of Monte Croce (Pennini, that is "son of Pennino"; Latin: Ricoldus de Monte Crucis), c. 1243 – 1320, was an Italian Dominican monk, travel writer, missionary,...
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Sven Hedin
Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expedi...
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George K. Cockerill
Brigadier General Sir George Kynaston Cockerill (13 August 1867 – 19 April 1957) was a British Army officer and a Conservative Party politician.Cockerill was the son of the Surgeon-General Robe...
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Aurel Stein
Sir Marc Aurel Stein, KCIE, FBA (Hungarian: Stein Márk Aurél) (26 November 1862 – 26 October 1943) was a Hungarian-British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological di...
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Marco the Magnificent
La Fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo or Marco the Magnificent is a 1965 International co-production (Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Egypt, France, Italy) adventure film directed by Denys de La Patellière an...
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Károly Újfalvy von Mezőkövesd
Károly Jenő Ujfalvy de Mezőkövesd (Vienna, May 16, 1842. - Florence, January 31, 1904) was a noted Austro-Hungarian ethographic researcher and linguist. of Central Asia and the Himalayas. Also known a...
Panayotis Potagos
Panayotis Potagos (1839-1903) was a Greek physician and explorer from Arcadian Vytina. Potagos began his travels in 1867, visiting Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Gobi Desert, and India. He arrived in Egypt...
Ole Olufsen
Ole Olufsen (1865–1929) was a Danish military officer and explorer. He made several notable expeditions in the 1890s to the Emirate of Bukhara, including the Pamir Mountains. He also served as Secret...
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Bento de Góis
Bento de Góis (1562, Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal - 11 April 1607, Suzhou, Gansu, China), was a Portuguese Jesuit Brother, Missionary and explorer. His name is commonly given in English as B...
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Ippolito Desideri
Ippolito Desideri (21 December 1684 – 14 April 1733) was an Italian Jesuit missionary in Tibet and the first European to have successfully studied and understood Tibetan language and culture.
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Adolf Schlagintweit
Adolf von Schlagintweit (9 January 1829 − 26 August 1857) was a German botanist and explorer of Central Asia. The standard author abbreviation A.Schlag. is used to indicate this individual as the auth...
Marco Polo (Doctor Who)
Marco Polo is the completely missing fourth serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in seven weekly parts from 22 February to 4 April 1964. The s...
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Vladimir Obruchev
Vladimir Afanasyevich Obruchev (Russian: Влади́мир Афана́сьевич О́бручев; October 10 [O.S. September 28] 1863, Klepenino near Rzhev, Tver Oblast, Russian Empire – June 19, 1...
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Susanna Carson Rijnhart
Susanna Carson Rijnhart, (1868-1908), better known as Susie Rijnhart or "Doctor Susie," was a Canadian medical doctor, Protestant missionary, and Tibetan explorer. She was the second Western woman kno...
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John W. Olsen
John W. Olsen, Ph.D. is an American archaeologist specializing in the early Stone Age prehistory and Pleistocene paleoecology of eastern Eurasia. Olsen is Regents’ Professor of Anthropology, Executiv...
Xuanzang
Xuanzang (Chinese: 玄奘; Wade–Giles: Hsüan-tsang; c. 602 – 664), born Chen Hui or Chen Yi (Chen I), was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator who described the intera...
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João Cabral
João Cabral was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary, who, along with Estêvão Cacella, were the first Europeans to enter Bhutan in 1627. The following year he became the first European to visit neighboring ...
Pundit (explorer)
The term pundit or pandit was used in the second half of the 19th century to denote indigenous surveyors who explored regions to the north of India for the British.
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Vasily Radlov
Vasily Vasilievich Radlov or Friedrich Wilhelm Radloff (Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Ра́длов; 17 January [O.S. 5 January] 1837, Berlin – 12 May 1918, Petrograd) was a German-bor...
Did Marco Polo go to China?
Did Marco Polo Go to China? is a 1995 book by Frances Wood, arguing that Venetian explorer Marco Polo never visited China as told, but travelled no further than Persia, basing his description of China...
Marco Polo Park
Marco Polo Park (AKA Passport to Fun World) was a theme park located just west of Interstate 95 between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach near Bunnell, at Exit 278 in Flagler County, Florida on the site ...
Bill Tilman
Major Harold William "Bill" Tilman, CBE, DSO, MC and Bar, (14 February 1898–1977) was an English mountaineer and explorer, renowned for his Himalayan climbs and sailing voyages.
Tilman was b...
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Langdon Warner
Langdon Warner (1881–1955) was an American archaeologist and art historian specializing in East Asian art. He was a professor at Harvard and the Curator of Oriental Art at Harvard’s Fogg Museum. He i...
Roger Lloyd Kennion
Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lloyd Kennion CIE (16 December 1866 - 26 March 1942) was an officer in the British Indian Army and travel writer. He was first commissioned in 1887, entered the Central India ...
Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky
Pyotr Petrovich Semenov-Tyan-Shansky (Russian: Пётр Петрович Семёнов-Тян-Шанский) (2 January , 1827 – 26 February , 1914) was a Russian geographer and statistician who managed the Russian Ge...
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William Moorcroft (explorer)
William Moorcroft (1767 – 27 August 1825), English explorer, was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, the illegitimate son of Ann Moorcroft, daughter of a local farmer. He was Baptised in 1767 in St Peter &a...
Nikolai Petrovsky
Nikolay Fyodorovich Petrovsky (Russian: Николай Фёдорович Петровский; 1837–1908) was the Russian consul-general in Kashgar from 1882 until 1902.Petrovsky's main adversary during his time in Centra...
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