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Black Horse Odyssey: Search for the Lost City of Rome in China
by David Harris
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David Harris set out from Australia to search for Li-jien, a city built by Romans in China 1300 years before Marco Polo entered Cathay. He was alone, an amateur, he didn't speak the language or understand the Chinese way of doing things, and he was broke. He was a western messenger claiming special knowledge about Chinese history wanting to enter a closed military zone. The Chinese bureaucracy mistrusted him. Every step on the road to Li-jien surprised David Harris. It led him to priceless friends, bizarre acquaintances, a woman he loves, a massacre of innocents, and the site that has now been declared a national monument.
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