Why Silk Road Is Called Silk Road

In 1877, Ferdinand von Richthofen, an eminent German geographer, named this road as “Silk Road” because China silk made up a large proportion of trade along this ancient road. Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction originally through regions of Eurasia connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea.

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