Here we have it: a strong early contender for 2015's guiltiest pleasure. Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody and Peng Lin star in Dragon Blade, an alt-history in which Rome fights Han Dynasty China for control over the Silk Road. You've never seen Brody chewing scenery like this before.
Over 1600 years ago, this deep blue glass dish made its way from a Mediterranean workshop, across Central Asia, to its final resting place in a 5th century Japanese grave. The journey may have taken over a century, and gives us a glimpse of what trade was like in the early days of the Silk Road.
Thousands of years ago, a vast trade route called the Silk Road stretched from China all the way to Turkey and into Europe. Now it appears that modern horses are the result of trades and treks on this route.