The Silk Road




Cultural comparison

Silk Road







Chinese silk first reached the Mediterranean world in the time of Julius Caesar. “The Silk Road”, originally coined for the caravan route connecting China with the West through Central Asia, has been broadened to include all transcontinental trade routes, overland and maritime. Along these routes travelled not only merchants but also soldiers, diplomats, pilgrims, and peoples of all kind. They left rich histories.


The landscape of Central Eurasia

Peoples of the Silk Road

Prelude to the Silk Road

Beginning of the Silk Road

Buddhism and Islam along the Silk Road

The Mongol Empire and Marco Polo