Marco Polo: More than just a game of tag

November 15, 2016

Recently I have been surrounded by images of the Silk Road - Marco Polo Season 2, The Silk Road, Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia, a beautifully illustrated book by Frances Wood, and a stunning performance by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts outside of Washington, DC. All of this got me thinking about interactions between peoples over the ages and the history of trade. Poking around on various websites produced some interesting anecdotes on how trade impacts us all. Here are some highlights:

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