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Diseases Traveled the Silk Road, Too

The equivalent of highway rest stops along the ancient trading routes were breeding grounds for parasites.

July 21, 2016
7:00 PM EDT
Pictured are 2000-year-old personal hygiene sticks with remains of cloth, excavated from the latrine at Xuanquanzhi. | Credit: Hui-Yuan Yeh. Reproduced from the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports