19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The silk road

This photograph was taken in the uninhabited area of Lop Nor. The ancient Silk Road linked the Western Han Dynasty with many countries in Central Asia, facilitating political The Silk Road was a major contribution to the development of human civilisation, as well as economic, military and cultural exchanges, and the westward expansion of Chinese silk and iron smelting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: China
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Jie Xu