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The Silk Road

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Alysha Mayne

on 5 June 2013

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China Italy What is the Silk Road? What Goods were traded along the
Silk Road? Iran Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan Bangladesh Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Caucasus The Silk Road trade path was carried out all the way from China, through these countries in the Middle East and all the way to Italy. A Route Map GOODS GOING OUT
CHINA Camels Perfumes Jade Medicines Rubies How did people travel along
the Silk Road? TRAVELING THE SILK ROAD Alysha Mayne
8G The Silk Road is a route that was traveled along for almost 2000 years, up until around the year 1500 C.E. It ran through many countries from China, through the Middle East and to Europe. As it stretched for over 4000 miles, from end to end, which was from China to Italy. Many traders, pilgrims, soldiers and nomads travelled the Silk Road for both exotic and practical goods. Although the route was not completely safe, it stretched through many towns, deserts and empty plains. Many goods were exchanged along the Silk Road, from foods, materials, animals and precious stones. Some goods were practical and some were exotic.
For example; Practical Exotic -wool
-sheep -spices
-iron -silks
-rubies -jade
-bronze At one end of the Silk Road is And at the other end is Italy China The Middle East Why were these goods desired? Many of these goods were simply desired because they could be sold for a substantial amount of money, people could easily make a profit. The food was also greatly appreciated, especially for the not-so-wealthy, some of them went days without food and they would trade there clothing or animals for a small amount of fruit or bread. Most travellers rode camels along the Silk Road, some people also used caravans or rode horses.
If it was only a small distance, people would walk, but it was very tiring in either extremely hot weather or extremely cold and snowy. -meats -breads These were some of the trade routes along the Silk Road, the main routes were the solid red lines, and the other occasional routes were the dotted red lines. The centre area of the Silk Road was the Middle East, but the routes stretched as far away as Japan and Indonesia. THE CULTURES INVOLVED... The four main cultures involved in the Silk Road trades were the Chinese, the Arabs, the Romans and the Indians.
The Chinese most valued their silk; they took great pride in their crafting. Many people wanted to trade for it.
The Indians most valued their fabrics and spices; they had many different types and got great goods in return.
The Romans valued their silk and furs and the Arabs valued their rice and cotton the most. THE ANCIENT SILK ROAD OF CHINA How did the Silk Road come to an end? The Silk Road Decline... By the year 760 AD, trades on the Silk Road had slowed down, but in the eleventh and twelfth century it revived, when China became dependent on its silk trade. But once overseas trade became more popular and it became more dangerous to travel along some routes, the trades along the Silk Road once again decreased. By the fifteenth century the Silk Road trade had almost completely ended and each country became more dependent on their trades overseas and further away. India How the Silk Road changed over time... The Silk Road began as a few small routes from China and some Middle Eastern or Southern Asian countries. It quickly expanded and became the worlds largest trade route at the time. It spread over all of Asia and some of Europe, this map shows the changes and vast extensity of the whole trade cycle. WHY WAS THE SILK ROAD IMPORTANT? The Silk Road was a very important part of the
worlds trade, it was the beggining of a very big part
of everyday life for many people.
Countries came together to trade goods and became
either close or enemis, either way it set up a base
for all trades in the future.
At the time, the trade toute was important because
it was the only way people could trade with other
countires, there were no cargo ships or airplanes to
carry the goods, they had to do it themselves. -slaves Paper Rice Tea N source ~BIBLIOGRAPHY~ http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090526153857AAbCxtn
http://www.youtube.com/ I used all these website to find information, photos, videos and presentaion.
*I am not sure how to find out who created all these websites.* WHY WAS THE SILK ROAD IMPORTANT? The Silk Road is a very important part of history because it bought many countries together. This sent trends and ideas throughout the many cultures, groups and countries to influence them in the future. Many innovations, information and resources were traded over hundreds of years, so it is now very hard to correctly identify the origins of some traditions and items. This has created an imaginary ending, so people like us, who now come to understand the concept are left to use our imagination. An Ancient Image Map
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