Silk Road Aims at Site in UNESCO World Heritage List – Xinhua News Agency

From Xinhua Agency via China Net:

China and central Asian countries on Friday made a blueprint to jointly apply for listing of historical sites along the ancient Silk Road (‰∏ùÁª∏‰πãË∑Ø) in UNESCO‘s world list in the next three to five years.

The 2,000-year-old Silk was mainly a route linking and Europe. It extended from the of Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, to Europe via south and countries. It was 7,000 kilometers long, more than half of which is in China.

Along this road, gunpowder, papermaking and printing technologies were sent to the , while Western mathematics and medicine came to China. [Full Text and more pictures]

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