A merchant from the Roman Empire called Qin Lun by the Chinese
, arrives in Jiaozhi (modern Hanoi
) and is taken to see Sun Quan
, king of Eastern Wu
, who requests him to make a report on his native country and people. He is given an escort for the return trip including a present of ten male and ten female blackish-coloured dwarfs. However, the officer in charge of the Chinese
escort dies and Qin Lun has to continue his journey home alone.//depts.washington.edu/uwch/silkroad/texts/weilue/weilue.html
An annotated translation of the "Weilue"