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In the footsteps of the Silk Road: from Beijing to Istanbul ~ 2009


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The Silk Road was an overland net of trade routes that winded from China to Middle East, going across Asia and India. The Silk Road connected to a maritme net in the Indian Ocean, in the Red Sea and all through the Mediterranean Sea.
2.500 years of history and 10.000 km of roads, these are the numbers of the Silk Road.
To trace the Silk Road means to follow a non-existent way which went across Asia among people and boundaries by now disappeared.
The term “Silk Road” was coined by the german geographer and geologist Ferdinand von Richtofen in 1907, highlighting the most valuable goods among those carryed by the caravans.

A five weeks journey going across China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey.

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Sulle orme della Via della Seta: da Pechino a Istanbul

La Via della Seta era una rete terrestre di itinerari commerciali che si snodavano dalla Cina al Medio Oriente attraversando l’Asia e l’India e che si collegava ad una rete marittima nell’Oceano Indiano, nel Mar Rosso e in tutto il Mediterraneo.
2.500 anni di storia e 10.000 km di strade, questi i numeri della Via della Seta.
Seguire la Via della Seta significa seguire un tracciato inesistente che si articolava attraverso l’Asia, tra popoli e confini oramai scomparsi.
Il termine “Via della Seta” fu coniato nel 1907 dal geografo e geologo tedesco Ferdinand von Richtofen, dando evidenza alla merce più pregiata tra tutte quelle che le carovane trasportavano.

Un viaggio durato cinque settimane attraversando la Cina, il Kirghizistan, l’Uzbekistan, il Turkmenistan, l’Iran e la Turchia.

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