external image animated-camel-image-0036.gif 206 BC - 1404

The Silk Road was the first intercontinental highway that connected two great civilizations, China and Rome, with each other. China was the source of many luxury goods, like silk and spices. Rome was a society that wanted to buy those luxury goods. So a series of roads evolved connecting the two great civilizations.


Map of the Silk Road

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Video


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Key Facts

Timeline


China Silk


Famous Travelers on the Silk Road


Cities on the Silk Road



Fables of the Silk Road - Videos from the American Museum of Natural History

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"The Stonecutter Who Was Never Satisfied"
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"The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs"
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"The Fable of the Lion and the Hare"