Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Treasures Along the Silk Roads

Old tomb painting showing a merchant with horses and camels along the Silk Roads. Luotoucheng, Gansu Province, China; circa 221-317 C.E. Courtesy Gaotai County Museum.

Old tomb painting showing a merchant with horses and camels along the Silk Roads. Luotoucheng, Gansu Province, China; circa 221-317 C.E. Courtesy Gaotai County Museum.

Extensions:
The students have given the objects an individual story or ‘history’ in their writing accounts.  Have the students investigate the ‘real history’ by writing on one of the artifacts or about the time and place in which the object originated.  Report findings to the class.  Be certain to indicate connections to cultural, artistic, religious, and economic exchanges that these artifacts may represent.