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The Silk Road

The Silk Road - painting, east, india, road, west, china, ancient, silk
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I have no idea who painted this, so if you know the name of the artist please let me know. :D
UPDATE:
This picture was painted by HongNian Zhang, an American Chinese artist, he's world-famous because of his Eastern pictures. (thank you Beatriz for the answer).

The Silk Road is an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, as well as North and Northeast Africa and Europe. It gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade, which began during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), and was the major reason for the connection of trade routes into an extensive trans-continental network. In recent years, both the maritime and overland Silk Routes are again being used, often closely following the ancient routes. The ancient routes were followed by the famous Italian Marco Polo who brought gun powder, pasta, and paper to Europe from China in 1227 A.D. The original Silk Road extended from Southern Europe through Arabia, Somalia, Egypt, Persia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Java, and Vietnam until it finally reached China.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Silk_Route_extant.JPG
Ahava Uploaded by Ahava on . The Silk Road - Desktop Nexus Abstract Download free wallpapers and background images: The Silk Road. Desktop Nexus Abstract background ID 315969. I have no idea who painted this, so if you know the name of the artist please let me know. :D
UPDATE:
This picture was painted by HongNian Zhang, an American Chinese artist, he's world-famous because of his Eastern pictures. (thank you Beatriz for the answer).

The Silk Road is an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, as well as North and Northeast Africa and Europe. It gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade, which began during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), and was the major reason for the connection of trade routes into an extensive trans-continental network. In recent years, both the maritime and overland Silk Routes are again being used, often closely following the ancient routes. The ancient routes were followed by the famous Italian Marco Polo who brought gun powder, pasta, and paper to Europe from China in 1227 A.D. The original Silk Road extended from Southern Europe through Arabia, Somalia, Egypt, Persia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Java, and Vietnam until it finally reached China.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Silk_Route_extant.JPG
Rating: 4.7

Wallpaper Comments (10)

misty7j3
Posted by misty7j3 on 05/30/10 at 07:39 PM
"Wow"! What a cool painting....I really like this....fav+1 :)
PeterMan
Posted by PeterMan on 04/07/10 at 05:13 AM
Luv history *^.^*
+1FD
spanish_girl
Posted by spanish_girl on 03/29/10 at 11:46 PM
and fav for sure!!
spanish_girl
Posted by spanish_girl on 03/29/10 at 11:45 PM
This picture was painted by HongNian Zhang, an American Chinese artist, he's world-famous because of his Eastern pictures, i love his art... hope this may help you;)
natasha19
Posted by natasha19 on 03/29/10 at 11:40 PM
Wonderful +1D
CuteSagittarius
Posted by CuteSagittarius on 03/28/10 at 10:28 AM
The Silk Route: Pakistan... my homeland! :) Thanx for posting!
Entropy
Posted by Entropy on 03/27/10 at 10:34 PM
Thank God for small towns:)
BUZDIGAR
Posted by BUZDIGAR on 03/27/10 at 11:14 AM
Very nice +1F
sweetwitchy
Posted by sweetwitchy on 03/26/10 at 05:00 PM
Wow!! What a busy painting! Very lovely and well done!! fav+1D
NumbersnLetters
Posted by NumbersnLetters on 03/26/10 at 08:29 AM
Beautiful +1D.
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Total Downloads: 788
Times Favorited: 12
Uploaded By: Ahava
Date Uploaded: March 26, 2010
Filename: The-Silk-Road.jpg
Original Resolution: 1200x800
File Size: 2.36MB
Category: Other

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