Unearthing 1,700 Year-Old Cemetery Along The Silk Road

November 25, 2014 5:58 PM

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A 1,700-year-old cemetery has been discovered in Kucha, along a stretch of the Silk Road that once connected China to the Roman Empire. Located in present-day northwest China, the graveyard has now become the site of several archaeological excavations.

Extending 4,000 miles, the Silk Road is an extensive series of trade routes that were once central in linking various regions of Asia to each other. The roads, which derive its name from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk, were frequently utilized by merchants, traders and adventurers from the West...

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