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Silk Road Towns. Pointing to places on a satellite image to see the context for some historic events in the Eastern Hemisphere. North China Plain This was the core area of several important dynasties in China. Lanzhou Where the Silk Road crosses the Huang He (one of two main rivers

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silk road towns

Silk Road Towns

Pointing to places

on a satellite image

to see the context

for some historic events

in the Eastern Hemisphere.

slide2

North China Plain

This was the core area

of several important dynasties in China.

slide3

Lanzhou

Where the Silk Road crosses the Huang He

(one of two main rivers

In ancient China)

slide4

Mongolia

This grassland area

was the homeland

of nomadic herders

(and Genghis Khan).

.

slide5

Taklamakan

This sandy desert

is nearly surrounded

by high mountains.

slide6

Pamir Mountains

The passes between peaks

are more than 12,000 feet above sea level.

slide7

Trans-Oxiana

The ancient Oxus River

was the northern boundary of the Persian Empire.

slide8

Ganges Plain

This was the core area

of several important dynasties in India.

slide9

Mecca - Medina

Core area wherethe Islamic religionstarted

slide10

Nile Valley

This was the core area

of several important dynasties in Egypt.

slide11

Constantinople

This strategic city wasthe “bridge” between Europe and Asia Minor.

slide12

Danube River

This was the edge

of the Roman Empire

and the core area

of the Hapsburg Empire.