The Silk Road II
For thousands of years, the fabled Silk Road, as traveled by Marco Polo, was the link between the people of Europe and the vast riches of mysterious China. Spanning the deserts, grasslands and seas between Istanbul and the major cities of China, the Silk Road witnessed an ongoing parade of goods and traders, carrying with them their art, religion, and culture. The Silk Road II is a eighteen-part documentary series produced by Japan's NHK, exploring the western reaches of the Silk Road beyond China and Mongolia, eventually arriving in historic old Rome. The journey begins in the Pamir Plateau at the border between China and Pakistan, where the Silk Road (season one) ended. Then the Silk Road crew explore different trade routes beyond China and Mongolia, journeying through Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Central Asian countries.
|Silk Road - wikipedia
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East.
|The Silk Road (NHK)
This is a documentary series created through the joint cooperation of China's CCTV and Japan's NHK, exploring China's historical sites, villages, religions and cultures along the ancient trade route.
|The Silk Road with Sam Willis
This is a three-part BBC documentary series hosted by historian Sam Willis, revealing 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.
|In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell took a wild idea - retrace Marco Polo's entire 25,000-mile, land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back - and spent two incredible years of their lives making their dream a reality.