The Silk Road: Network Of Trade Routes

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The Silk Road was a network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, linking China to Central and West Asia, the Mediterranean and India. The Silk Road got its name from the German geographer, Ferdinand von Richthofen in 1877 because it’s major product was silk and it was traded through this route. Besides the exchange of the silk, there were many other merchandises, such as spices, cloth, paper, porcelain, chinaware, grape and wine, glass, and music instruments that were traded. It was also the route by which Buddhism and Nestorianism found new converts. The Silk Road wasn't only for trading goods but it also was used to spread different cultures from China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greek and Rome. Religion was

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