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Outline for a 6/7 week course which the author teaches about the history and development of trade along the ancient Silk Road. The book covers trade from Xi'an to Rome, from Sarnath, India to Tai Shan in China and a journey from Rajasthan down the Ganges through Myanmar. The maritime silk road routes from Alexandria, Egypt, around India to Sri Lanka and on to Cambodia are also previewed. This is an outline with maps and some images of various sites. Early routes through ancient Persia, the Caucus mountains and north India are also outlined.