<

It's Hard To Believe This "Ancient Rome Vs. China" Movie Is Real

Here we have it: a strong early contender for 2015's guiltiest pleasure. Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody and Peng Lin star in Dragon Blade, an alt-history in which Rome fights Han Dynasty China for control over the Silk Road. You've never seen Brody chewing scenery like this before. » 12/26/14 12:20pm 12/26/14 12:20pm

This Beautiful Glass Dish Proves that Ancient Rome Traded with Japan

Over 1600 years ago, this deep blue glass dish made its way from a Mediterranean workshop, across Central Asia, to its final resting place in a 5th century Japanese grave. The journey may have taken over a century, and gives us a glimpse of what trade was like in the early days of the Silk Road. » 11/24/14 1:28pm 11/24/14 1:28pm