What are the goals of Europeans’ voyages to the East in the Middle Ages?

Many well-known European traders, following the example of Marco Polo, discovered new market routes in the East, where they could buy exotic goods highly valued in their homeland. India was famous for its incense and spices, Muslim Arabia offered the famous Damascus steel and thoroughbred horses for sale, and the most expensive commodity from China was considered to be hand-picked silk.

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