Silk Road exhibition in US

A new exhibition about ancient trade links has opened in America. Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World, open at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California, bringing to life the most celebrated trade route in human history. Exhibits, interactive displays and workshops cover the route and its many and varied stops, including parts of the Middle East.
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Dr. Mark Norell, Curator with the American Museum of Natural History, gives an introduction during a press preview of the exhibition 'Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World' at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California on December18, 2013. The exhibition, which opens from December 22, 2013 to April 13, 2014, brings to life the most celebrated trade route in human history through evocative sights, sounds and objects, including fun and intriguiging interactive displays. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A replica Bactrian Camel attracts attention during a press preview of the exhibition 'Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World' at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California on December18, 2013. The exhibition, which opens from December 22, 2013 to April 13, 2014, brings to life the most celebrated trade route in human history through evocative sights, sounds and objects, including fun and intriguiging interactive displays. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman reads about the oasis town of Turfan during a press preview of the exhibition 'Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World' at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California on December 18, 2013. The exhibition, which opens from December 22, 2013 to April 13, 2014, brings to life the most celebrated trade route in human history through evocative sights, sounds and objects, including fun and intriguiging interactive displays. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The history of silk making is shown on a video during a press preview of the exhibition 'Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World' at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California on December18, 2013. The exhibition, which opens from December 22, 2013 to April 13, 2014, brings to life the most celebrated trade route in human history through evocative sights, sounds and objects, including fun and intriguiging interactive displays. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Dr. Mark Norell, Curator with the American Museum of Natural History, gives an introduction during a press preview of the exhibition 'Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World' at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California on December18, 2013. The exhibition, which opens from December 22, 2013 to April 13, 2014, brings to life the most celebrated trade route in human history through evocative sights, sounds and objects, including fun and intriguiging interactive displays. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Media attend a press preview of the exhibition 'Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World' at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California on December18, 2013. The exhibition, which opens from December 22, 2013 to April 13, 2014, brings to life the most celebrated trade route in human history through evocative sights, sounds and objects, including fun and intriguiging interactive displays. (AFP/Getty Images)