Maritime Silk Road Reborn

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Maritime Silk Road Reborn

Synopsis

Centuries before the world's oceans became a global trade highway, Chinese seafarers set sail to faraway lands to exchange commodities. Now, Historian Sam Willis retraces the golden era of maritime trade to uncover a legacy that culminated in one of the greatest armadas of all time, and discover parallels between the world then and now.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Treasure Fleets

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    Treasure Fleets: Historian Sam Willis follows in the wake of Chinese Admiral Zheng, who set sail on a giant treasure ship in 1404 in dangerous pursuit of faraway lands. (1 of 3)

  • Treasure Fleets

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    Treasure Fleets: Historian Sam Willis follows in the wake of Chinese Admiral Zheng, who set sail on a giant treasure ship in 1404 in dangerous pursuit of faraway lands. (1 of 3) RATING: AA

  • Spice Trail

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    Spice Trail: Historian Sam Willis travels in the wakes of the great treasure ships of imperial China as he explores the rich history of exchange along the ancient shipping routes. (2 of 3)

  • New Horizons

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    New Horizons: In 1416, Imperial China's great treasure fleet was tasked with sailing further west than ever before. But what happened when it got there? Sam Willis investigates. (3 of 3)