GREAT SILK ROAD:
FROM THE DEPTHS OF HISTORY TO THE PRESENT
The branched networks of caravan roads of the Great Silk Road
crossed Europe and Asia from the Mediterranean to China providing commercial relations and dialogue of cultures of the West and the East the in ancient times and the Middle Ages.
The most lengthy and main sector of the Great Silk Road ran through Central Asia including the territory of Turkmenistan. Caravans loaded with silk from China, spices and semi-precious stones from India, silver from Iran, cloths from Byzantine, ceramics from Afro-Siab and many other goods went across the Karakum desert through Merv and Khoresm oases and crossed the Murgab and Amudarya Rivers. On the caravans’ way rich towns, trade-and-workmanship settlements, caravansaries, mosques and madrasseh blossomed out. Read more
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CARAVANS, CAMELS AND THE SILK ROAD
Nature of Turkmenistan