Over 1,100 years ago, an international crew of men set sail on a perilous journey. They are returning home from Tang Dynasty China with rare ceramics and gold, created by ninth-century Chinese craftsmen, desired by the rest of the world. For centuries, China has traded with the West over land, via the Silk Road. They traveled safely from the Middl East, all the way to China. But on their return voyage, they made a fateful decision... We piece together the last days of the Tang treasure ship's journey and reveal one of the ancient world's greatest trading routes.