Annotated Trade Map
A map with important cities, trade routes, regions and landmarks
China, because of trade, was able to interact with the cultures of Persia and India, contributing to a flourishing economy. They obtained items that could not be produced there, like ivory and grains. The silk road was China's most notable trade route, named such because silk was one of China's major exports.
By means of trade, Persia obtained precious stones and metals from surrounding empires. They invested in many trading expeditions by sea, and King Darius even had a canal built to connect the Nile river to the Red Sea.
The Arabs used a trade route called the Incense Route which connected the Mediterranean world with spices, incense, and luxurious items found in the Southern and Eastern parts. Certain sections of Arabia benefited tremendously from transporting goods to places past the Arabian peninsula.
KINGDOM \nOF AKSUM
Aksumites traded salt, grains, and ivory with the Romans and Persians and made use of the Red Sea for sailing. When Rome demanded more goods from southern India, the Kingdo of Aksum benefited from the surplus of ships now on the Red Sea.
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