Silk Road Essay - Arrik Wilkins The Silk Road Land and Sea...

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Arrik Wilkins The Silk Road “Land and Sea” Trading has been a part of human interaction for thousands of years. In ancient times, Europeans, Africans, and Asians traded amongst each other on a small scale because of limitations set by governments, whether it was because of a war going on or bad relations generally. But the rise of the Silk Road changed all of this for the greater good. Because of the cultural diversification traders brought and routes of transportation, the Silk Road was a centerpiece for the spread of religion, conduct, and ideals. There was such a variety of consumer goods from the cities merchants would stop at because of the amount of products coming in and going out. In the ancient world, countries and empires such as Ferghana, Roman Empire, India, the West African coast, Han Dynasty, and the Kushan Empire all were involved in the Silk Road. It went from as west as the Roman Empire to the west coast of China; moreover it stretched north from North China to Indonesia. The Silk Road covered more than 4,000 miles. Cities and permanent routes were created for efficient trading. Popular methods of transportation included ships, camels, walking, and horses. Merchants and artisans traveled these routes to sell and buy products.
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