Silk Roads and China Ships
Tang Xi'an: The Greatest City in the World
Tang Dynasty Xi'an was an incredible 25 square miles in size, roughly the size of Manhattan! Michael Wood sets off on foot, along the giant medieval walls to explore one of the old districts of the city with its fast food joints, fortune tellers and funeral parlors; ending deep in the alleys at a temple dedicated to 'The Eight Immortals.'
Michael Wood looks at the opening of the Silk Road & 'the beginnings of universal history'
To learn about China's greatest poet, Michael Wood goes back to school!