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What was transported on the Silk Road?
spices, cloth,silk, paper, dye, salt, jewels, gold, silver, weapons
Books in 1200s-1300s
Books were very valuable. Only the rich could afford books. Books were hand-written and copied by hand. Only 5% of the population could read and write.
kings-ruled and owned everything
lords-managed and gave land
serfs-worked and only had one right (protection)
70 feet long. Easily steered. can carry large amounts of cargo. Had 3 masts. Had tall poles to hang masts. Could raise, slant, lower sails to sail with the wind. Had a rudder. Built wider and bigger than most ships
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