30 March 2023

Newsletter March 2023

South and Central Asia: Old and New Silk Roads

The area in southwest Asia, where the Iranian and Indian plateaux meet and high mountain ranges run into vast deserts and steppes, has been a region steeped in history and a rich habitat for thousands of years. Strategically important traffic arteries and trade routes have run through here since time immemorial. We know them by the somewhat clichéd name of Silk Roads.