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“Pardon me, where can I purchase a camel?”

By posted at 1:15 pm on June 16, 2014 0

It’s easy to forget that traders and travelers a millennium ago were as tongue-tied in foreign countries as college backpackers are today. How convenient for Silk Road travels, then, to have had a phrasebook translating between languages like Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mandarin Chinese.

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