Who was Marco Polo?
He was a Venetian merchant traveler from the Venetian Republic
What historical period is the text from? What do you known about this period?
Is from the Middle Age, around the end of the 12th century. Nothing, I’m a bastard.
What region does the text discuss? What do we call it nowadays?
The text discuss about Cathay, a Asiatic region situated between the Yellow and Yangzi rivers, (YAO MING)
Compare the technological development of the East with that of the West during this period.
In this period the East was more advanced than the West in technological development.
Why do you think the book is given this title?
Because in this period was very amazing that a stone can burn during a lot of time.
What stones do you think the text is talking about?
It’s talking, obviously, about the coal.
What properties and advantages do the stones in the text have?
The coal can burn during all night and it’s very easy to started burn.