The Silk Road and the Scythian Route


The Silk Road c.206 BC-AD 220 and the Scythian Route c.600 BC


Shows the Silk Road, the Scythian Route, and the Spice Routes 5,000 miles from China to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, representing the longest international highway in history. On this enormous journey, silk and other goods were transported on the backs of horses, mules, yaks, donkeys, camels, and men by Chinese, Kuchans, Persians, Greeks, Syrians, Jews, and Romans.

The Silk Road was a main route for the export and import of medicinal products and spices, as well as silk, particularly during Greco-Roman times.


Samarkand and Beyond: A History of Desert Caravans (pp. 64-65)

Constable and Company Ltd., Great Britain, 1977.


James Wellard.

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