Cane
1000 km
Nanhai
Xi'an
Oc Eo
Takkola
Sopatma
Muziris
Barygaza
Adulis
Alexandria
Aelana
Gaza
Merv
Herat
Harmozia
Persepolis
Charax
Barbarycum
Pattala
Pataliputra
Taxila
Ctesiphon
Ecbatana
Antioch
Tyre
CHINA
PERSIA
ARABIA
KINGDOM OF AKSUM
ARABIAN SEA
BAY OF BENGAL
RED SEA
CASPIAN SEA
KEY:
= a city
= a body of water
= trade route
= cloth
= timber
= grains
= spices
= metal
= ivory
= slaves
= tortoise shell
= silk
= precious stones
Luoyang
= silk road
Nanjing
GUPTA EMPIRE

Annotated Trade Map

A map with important cities, trade routes, regions and landmarks

CHINA

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.

PERSIA

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.

ARABIA

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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