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The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade - Shannon Harris Castelo

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Published on Jun 3, 2014

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With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread.

Lesson by Shannon Harris Castelo, animation by Steff Lee.

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