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Routes of silk and other goods

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Map of the ancient Silk Route and the later Sea Route

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Along the silk road, Kashgar streets mirror the rich colours seen in so many silks #Silkroute

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A Mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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Samarkand, at the heart of the Silk Road

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Kalta Minor Minaret, Uzbekistan. Just south of the Kuhna Ark stands the fat, turquoise-tiled Kalta Minor Minaret. This unfinished minaret was begun in 1851 by Mohammed Amin Khan, who according to legend wanted to build a minaret so high he could see all the way to Bukhara. Had it been completed it surely would have been the world's tallest building, but the Khan dropped dead in 1855 and it was never completed.

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I seem to have quite a few pictures here with camels... (as a side note, and from experience. ...camels are not my preferred method of travel. lol)

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