Land­marks along the Silk Road

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Lines of bea­con tow­ers stand­ing along the paths guard the pros­per­ity of the Silk Road. They pro­tected the mer­chants from raiders and also pro­vided food and wa­ter to peo­ple pass­ing by. Even to­day, even though mod­ern roads and high­ways have re­placed most an­cient paths, you can still find these old “land­marks” along the road­side.

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