(29457) Marcopolo

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( 29457 ) Marco Polo is an asteroid of the main belt made ​​of Italian amateur astronomers Vittorio Goretti at his private observatory Pianoro (IAU code 610) was discovered in Pianoro in Bologna on 25 September 1997.

The asteroid was named after the Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo (1254-1324), who was one of the first Europeans from China in 1271 and traveled in a 20- year stay returned there. His travelogue "Il Milione " influenced the knowledge of the world at that time.

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