Ancient Greek accounts are used in an attempt to locate the lost city of Bactra in Afghanistan. Many consider the locale to be the citadel of Balkh, but the descriptions of the Greeks suggest otherwise. The search travels into Taliban territory and through the Paropamisus Mountains.
Photojournalist David Adams attempts to locate an ancient civilization in Central Asia by following in the footsteps of early Greek explorers. The journey begins aboard a replica of the Argo; and takes him to Russia, where he discovers the Phasis River, the waterway that led Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts) to the "Land of the Golden Fleece" and onto the Caspian Sea.