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compare and contrast trade routes

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hunter cad

on 24 October 2012

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The Silk Road Indian Ocean Trade Mediterranean Sea Trade The Silk Road expanded 7000 miles across China, Central Asia, northern India, and the Parthian and Roman Empire. Although the trading of silk occured it played a minor role in china's economy. By 760 A.D. during the T'ang Dynasty trade had severly declined. Silk was not the only traded item others were nuts, food, furs, dyes, flowers, jade, salt, horses, onions, incense, pepper, tea, spices and oils. Ancient trade route compare and contrast In the age of sailing at that time. it was difficult to make round trips in the indian ocean without spending months at a time. Tran-saharan Trade routes were used for centuries. These four were used and are still used today. Where and how these trade routes affected their country. The Silk Road Indian Ocean Trade http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/djm/Ancient_Civilizations/china/image011.jpg dhows are used to try to avoid these difficulties. Traded gold, ivory, wheat and spices. they also traded living items such as animals, plants and occasionally people. All three of the other trade routes went thought the mediterranean trade route to get to their destination. Transportation was camels and route began in the city of sidjilmassa. Merchants carrying foodstuffs traded locally produced goods such as cottoncloth, metal ornaments, leather goods, and above all GOLD mediterranean sea trade Tran-Saharan trade route BY: Hunter Card
Nataneil Castillo
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