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Rabban Bar Sauma

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Gender Male
Born Zhongdu
DiedBaghdad
Iraq
ChurchChurch of the East
BooksMonks of Kublai Khan, Emperor of China: Medieval Travels from China Through Central Asia to Persia and Beyond
ResidenceBaghdad
Iraq
Maragheh
Iran
Job Diplomat
Monk
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Date of Upd.
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Rabban Bar Sauma Life story


Rabban Bar Ṣawma, also known as Rabban Ṣawma or Rabban Çauma, was a Turkic Chinese monk turned diplomat of the "Nestorian" Church of the East in China. He is known for embarking on a pilgrimage from Mongol-controlled China to Jerusalem with one of his students, Rabban Markos.

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