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The Silk Road
Year:
2015
Dr Sam Willis reveals how the Silk Road was the world's first global superhighway where people with new ideas, new cultures and new religions made exchanges that shaped humanity.

Memphis

Episodes
Ep 1
Silk Road; The
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Silk Road; The
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Ep 3
Silk Road; The
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Silk Road; The
Tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr. Sam Willis reveals how an emperor's desire for silk spawned a network of trading paths that would span thousands of miles, and be used by merchants, traders, envoys, pilgrims and travellers. (1 of 3)
Silk Road; The
Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia to discover the history of the Sogdians, a people whose role was pivotal to the road's success.
Silk Road; The
In the final episode, Dr Sam Willis journeys west to the ancient capital of Byzantium Sam discovers how the eastern Roman Empire was ruled through silk, and how Venetian merchants cashed in on the wealth and trade it generated.

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