Age: 10 and
|The Silk Route - 7,000 miles of
history (English book)
- retold by John S. Major
- illustrated by
Silk has long been
considered a symbol of wealth and luxury. But thousands
of years ago, the production of silk cloth was one of
China's most prized secrets. So how did silk become one
of the most sought-after materials in the world?
illustrations and a highly informative text, THE SILK
ROUTE traces the early history of the silk trade - from
the mulberry groves of China to the marketplace in
Byzantium - and explores how two of the world's greatest
empires were brought together, forever opening the
channels of commerce between east and west.