The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was one of the richest cities on the infamous trade route known as the Silk Road. Back in the 600s CE, that route was called simply "the road to Samarkand." » 4/15/14 9:56pm 4/15/14 9:56pm