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Silk Road

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Silk Road
A network of land and sea routes that connected China, India, and the Middle East to Rome and even Europe.
Barter
To exchange goods or services without the use of money
Trade
Exchange of goods and services
Cultural Diffusion
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another
silk
A valuable cloth, originally made only in China from threads spun by caterpillars called silkworms.
Caravan
A group of traders traveling together for protection, often with pack animals such as camels.
Merchants
people who buy and sell goods
Bandits
criminals who attack and steal from travelers
Commodity
goods and services sold and traded
Middlemen
person who buys goods from producers to sell them to consumers.
Taklamakan Desert
large desert along the Silk Road
Himilayas
mountain range along the Silk Road, located just north of India and south of China.
Xian, China to Antioch, Syria
starting and ending points of main Silk Road
Cultural Diffusion
When ideas, technology, and products are spread from culture to culture.
Oasis
A fertile place in a desert where there is water and vegetation.
Glassware, olives, olive oil, gold, wine
Products exported from Rome
Silk, jade, porcelain, medicine, rice
Products exported from China
Tea, spices, cotton
Products exported from India
Wheat, ivory, and papyrus
Products exported from Egypt
Incense, such as frankincense and myrrh
Products exported from Arabian Peninsula
Diseases, bandits, slave traders, and harsh environments
Dangerous, or bad, aspects of the Silk Road.
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