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Ships of the Silk Road: The Bactrian Camel in Chinese Jade

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For hundreds of years the Bactrian camel ploughed a lonely furrow across the vast wilderness of Asia. This bizarre-looking, temperamental yet hardy creature here came into its own as the core goods vehicle, resolutely and reliably transporting to China - over huge and unforgiving distances - fine things from the West while taking treasures out of the Middle Kingdom in return. Where the chariot, wagon and other wheeled conveyances proved useless amidst the shifting desert dunes, the surefooted progress of the camel - ...

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Ships of the Silk Road: The Bactrian Camel in Chinese Jade
2019, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781781300695

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