National Geographic : 1944 Mar
Jacoby from Paul G.Guillumette Bales of Russian Goods Conceal Double Humps of Bactrian Camels Resting at Lanchow, Ancient Gate between Asia and Europe At Lanchow the author saw such a caravan "five months on the way from Russia" (page 382). In the days of Imperial Rome, this was thesilkroute. Since the Stone Age the central Asiatic highway has carried people, goods, and ideas. Her coast blockaded, China hasturned tothis road again.