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Coinage and Commerce Along the Silk Road

(2005)


Multi-Media Summary

"information highway" is a modern term that denotes the transfer of information. The Silk Road of the 1st-8th century AD was just such a road in ancient times. Goods and coins traveled its route as well as other items. In the image filled presentation you will see and learn: * the first traveler along the road and who sent him * conditions along the way * why silk became so popular that provoked commerce * examples of coinage found along the way including Sassanian, Byzantine, and Chinese * different routes that all ended up in China * influence of the Buddha * what brought the demise of the Silk Road Speaker(s): Prudence Fitts.
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