The Ancient Silk Road Connected East and West About 5,000 Years Ago

Archaeological investigations extend the known age of the ancient road connecting Asia and central Europe called the Silk Road.

The Silk Road To China. The Camel Market en route. Arrive there early otherwise you get an ugly one...

The Silk Road To China. The Camel Market en route. Arrive there early otherwise you get an ugly one.

Sands of the Taklamakan. The caravans of the Silk Road skirted this immense desert (270,000 square km) on their journey between Xian and the Mediterranean coast.

Sands of the Taklamakan. The caravans of the Silk Road skirted this immense desert square km) on their journey between Xian and the Mediterranean coast.

Arts and music of the Silk Road in western Asia

Arts and music of the Silk Road in western Asia

Houston Museum of Natural Science's Silk Road Web Page: www.hmns.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=articl...

Houston Museum of Natural Science's Silk Road Web Page: www.hmns.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=articl...

Renewed interest in the Silk Road only emerged among western scholars towards the end of the nineteenth century

Renewed interest in the Silk Road only emerged among western scholars towards the end of the nineteenth century

Guided Tour of the 11 Cities of the Silk Road: Merv Oasis (Turkmenistan)

Guided Tour of the 11 Cities of the Silk Road

Guided Tour of the 11 Cities of the Silk Road: Merv Oasis (Turkmenistan)

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The ruins of a Han Dynasty BCE – 220 CE) Chinese watchtower made of rammed earth at Dunhuang, Gansu province, at the eastern end of the Silk Road

The Ancient Silk Road Connected East and West About 5,000 Years Ago

Traveling the Silk Road - A Photo Essay of the Cities and Sites: Samarkand Fruit Stand

Hubs developed along the Silk Road.  This Samarkhand Fruit Stand from early 1900s is not much different than it would have been centuries ago.
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