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Dunhuang to Kashgar(southern route) Silk Road Honors World History Project

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by Max Lambert on 9 January 2013

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Transcript of Dunhuang to Kashgar(southern route) Silk Road Honors World History Project

By Max Lambert, Garrett Moran, Connor Robinson The Silk Road: Dunhuang-Kashgar(Southern Route) Across the Taklamakan Desert - -Scorching summer heat. Potential Dangers -Mogao Caves -The Southern Route from Dunhuang to Kashgar is approximately 1275 miles long. -It would take about 4 months and 1 week to travel the Southern Route. -During the summer the desert was hot during the day and cold at night, it was also dry. During the winter it was always cold and dry. Qualities of a Caravan Leader Locations Traversed -Merchant oases -Up to 50 meter high sand dunes -Several mountains along the edge of the Taklamakan; Kunlun, Pamir, and Tian Shan Goods Transported (http://www.drben.net/files/China/City/Gansu_Province/Sources/Gansu_Maps/Dunhuang_JiaYuGuan_on_SilkRoad.gif) (http://www.silkroadproject.org/tabid/177/defaul.aspx) -Very little water. -Sandstorms were very common. -Little large animal life. http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=1103&catid=2 -Bandits http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/62/6222/9M13100Z/posters/prisma-archivo-silk-road-caravan-of-camels-resting-antioch.jpg&imgrefurl=http://silk-road.purzuit.com/&usg=__VSdSXB7qkLbXBBHlUggifS_zKjQ=&h=300&w=400&sz=98&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=AsmsEWr5ywQOJM:&tbnh=140&tbnw=187&ei=rlzsUN74JuSA0AGLu4D4BQ&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=371&vpy=161&dur=789&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=87&ty=78&sig=105591699175628387304&page=1&ndsp=3&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:71 Works Cited Hayes, Jeffery. "CARAVANS, CAMELS AND THE SILK ROAD - World Topics | Facts and Details." Facts and Details. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2013. <http://factsanddetails.com/world.php?itemid=1182>. "Best travel Guide for your holidays | SKG Tours (P) Ltd.." Best travel Guide for your holidays | SKG Tours (P) Ltd.. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2013. <http://skgtours.com/greatsilkroad.asp>. (http://www.silkroadproject.org/tabid/177/defaul.aspx) (http://www.silkroadproject.org/tabid/177/defaul.aspx) - From the starting point in Dunhuang, the caravan passed through the market cities of Chechen, and Khotan before eventually arriving at and Kashgar. (crystalinks.com)
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