Created: 12.01.2018

The trade routes linking Asia and Europe in the fifth century, also called the Silk Road, gave the empires of China, India, Rome, Persia, and the Kingdom of Askum access to a variety of goods. (Click on each of the regions to learn more.) No merchant travelled the entire way. Traders from different regions would go partway before giving the goods to the next trader. The trade led to cultural diffusion in religions and traditions from all the areas as well as economic interaction.

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