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The Silk Road (or Silk Routes) is an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, as well as North and Northeast Africa and Europe.
The Silk Routes (collectively known as the 'Silk Road') were important paths for cultural, commercial and technological exchange between traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers from Ancient China, Ancient India, Persia and Mediterranean countries for almost 3,000 years.
4,000 miles, the routes enabled people to transport goods, especially
luxuries such as slaves, silk, satin and other fine fabrics, musk, other perfumes,
spices and medicines, jewels, glassware and even rhubarb, as
well as serving as a conduit for the spread of knowledge, ideas, cultures and
diseases between different parts of the world (Ancient
China, Ancient India, Asia Minor
and the Mediterranean). Trade on the Silk Road was a
significant factor in the development of the great civilizations
of India, China, Egypt,
Persia, Arabia, and Rome,
and in several respects helped lay the foundations for the modern world.
Although the term the
The central Asian sections of the trade routes were expanded around 114 BCE by the Han Dynasty, largely through the missions and explorations of Zhang Qian, but earlier trade routes across the continents already existed. In the late Middle Ages, transcontinental trade over the land routes of the Silk Road declined as sea trade increased.
Though silk was
certainly the major trade item from
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