AMNH’s Mark Norell Tours Silk Road

Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World, now on display at the American Museum of Natural History, brings to life the most celebrated trade route in human history through sights, sounds and artifacts. Follow Mark Norell, Chair and Curator-in-Charge of Paleontology at AMNH, as he gives an insightful tour of Silk Road, traveling from Xi’an, the capital of China’s Tang Dynasty; Turfan, a verdant oasis and trading outpost; Samarkand, a center for prosperous merchants who thrived on the caravan trade; and Baghdad, a cosmopolitan hub of commerce and scholarship that flourished as a leading intellectual center of the time. Produced by James Sims. For more information visit