Voyages of Monsoons and Gold
Sponsored by AIA Houston Society
AIA Society Event: Houston
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 6:30pm
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
Beginning in the Roman period, a maritime silk route developed in the Indian Ocean, leading to a medieval global economy. Find out how the monsoon winds brought about trade in fabulous silks, spices, incense, pearls,ivory, and gem stones from China to India, the Arabic world, and the West. These winds not only propelled shifts in ideas, technology, and beliefs, but also created the "graveyard of gold."