Secrets of the Silk Road
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Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Genghis Khan's Mongol Warriors, Mullahs, Monks and Merchants all traveled the legendary Silk Road in search of fame and fortune.
The Silk Road connected China with Central Asia, India, the Middle East and Europe. It was history's most famous and fabulous trade route.
Experience the mythical past and the mysteries of the East! Revel in this magic adventure and discover the fascinating ancient culture of modern China's remote Western Region.
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This doc covers (some only briefly):
Archeological discoveries in China
Taklamakan desert, underground rivers and oasis's
Nomads / Tibetans
Animal competitions (horseback riding, including cultural animal fights)
Handmade products (knives, hats, clay, brass, wood, leather, jade, silk, paper, felt carpets)
Dance / Religion
There is a lot of great footage that you wont see on the Discovery Channel in this doc... although I wish the Discovery Channel would show films like this!
If you are looking for a film that has a lot of interesting material and something that you could watch multiple times, I recommend this to you. I'd also tell you to check out the rest of the Mysterious China Series if you are at all interested in China - I own the whole set.
If you want, you can grab it on Amazon's Createspace for a little less. createspace.___/234953 Use the code: 8HWNVXRD for 10 percent off.
Hope this helps.
In this series there are now 3 approximately 50-minute episodes per video, as follows:
1.Across the Pamir ; The King's Road ; Legendary Ladack
2.Xuang Zang's travels in India ; The Scorching Sun and the Southern Road of Iran ; In Search of Wisdom
3.Beyond Baghdad ; The Road Vanished into a Lake ; Across the Steppes
4.The Sky Horses of Davar ; The Soghdian Merchants ; The Glory of Samarkand
5.Across the Karakum Desert ; The Other Silk Road ; The Caravans Move West
6.The Horsemen of Turkey ; The Silk City at the Edge of Asia ; All Roads Lead to Rome