Overland routes through Central Asia

Silk Road: romantic phrase, complex reality

The phrase “Silk Road” is misleading. Instead, a vast network of shifting routes used by soldiers, pilgrims, migrants, and merchants since ancient times linked China with lands to the south and west.

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  2. TOPICArchaeology of the Silk Road

  3. TOPICLife on the Silk Road

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