The Silk Road (2016)

Dr Sam Willis follows the story of the most famous trade route in history. This was the Silk Road which ran from China’s ancient capital Xian through the mythical cities of Central Asia and Persia, until it reached the bazaars of Istanbul and the markets in Venice.

Episode Info

Next: 1x02 -- Episode 2 (May/08/2016)

Sam makes his way west as he makes his way through the Central Asian countries of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Prev: 1x01 -- Episode 1 (May/01/2016)

Sam is in Venice where he explores how its Renaissance architecture and art has been shaped by the East and by thousands of exchanges along the Silk Road. He then makes his way to China’s ancient capital Xian.

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