Trading Networks in Eurasia 150 BC-AD 500
This map shows the extension of the trade routes from Europe along South/Central Asia ending in Southeast Asia.
- Trading Networks 150 BC-AD 500:
- Silk Road
- Other trade route
- Traded Goods:
- aromatics and drugs
- everyday textiles
- fine cotton cloth/garments
- fine stone and metal vessels
- jewellery and cut gems
- luxury textiles
- Nomad group
- Boundary of contemporary political entity
- Port/trading town
- Place mentioned in The Periplus (Greek sailing manual)
- Roman trade colony
- Monsoon wind
- Great Wall of China
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.
Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 2002. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien.
Chapter 2. The Medieval World: “East Asia in the Tang Period 618-907,” page 72.
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