The Silk Road extends over 8,000 kms from China through Central Asia to the Mediterranean. The route acted as a highway for beliefs, ideas, inventions and art, whilst silk was just one of the many products traded for 1,400 years. With the Greek invasion of Alexander the Great, early Persian routes spread east towards India, until stability finally allowed the Chinese to trade silk, jade and ceramics in exchange for horses, pearls and gold. Along the way we will see traditional murals, ceramics, statues, architecture, mosaics, tile-work, rock carvings and of course, silk itself.
Christopher specializes in the history and art of the Islamic world. As a television documentary film-maker he has worked as cameraman and producer for National Geographic, BBC and Channel 4, and is a keen cyclist in his spare time.
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