Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Silk Road

The Silk Road was about more than just silk. Horses, trade goods, religion, etc.

The Taklimakan Desert and the barrier it creates.

Silk road moving west to east first, while more slowly, east to west.

The dhow, and seafaring (please pardon the commercial opening):

The Persian empire and the royal road at its height.

The Silk Road.

A super interesting take on a "new silk road:"

And an even more up-to-date video:

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