During April I'll be posting on the A-Z Blogging Challenge,
My these is the Hunzas.
Today is S ...... for Silk Route.
Silk Road is an ancient Chinese trade road that connected East South, and Western Asia. For 2,000 years the route was the main highway used by merchants but as dangers increased, free market goods were sent by water.
Silk from China was the major trade item but other luxuries were traded, for example, medicines, jewels, glassware, musk, spices, ivory, carpets and tea.
The name conjures up one continuous road, but it was a series of roads and agents who traveled various routes.
Hunza was an important stop on the Silk Road. It was the last resting place and also the highest point on the Southern route from Iran.
The caravans carrying precious goods were as anxiously awaited, as was the pony express in the early settlement days of America. Scenes from the old musical, "Music Man" comes to mind as the kids waited daily for the Pony Express to bring their band instruments. As out of the loop, as the Hunza people were, I can imagine the excitement when the caravans arrived on the Silk Route.