Introduction Despite the great distance between East Asia and the Mediterranean, the two regions had contact prior to the beginning of the Common Era (CE), Traders, pilgrims, and warriors traveled along the Silk Road from Rome and Syria in the west to as far as China in the east, although the first people to travel

Who Discovered Silk Road

In the 3rd Century B.C., Chinese silk fabrics were beginning to find their way throughout the whole of Asia, and were transported overland to the west, and by sea to Japan. In 1877, Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905), a prominent geographer and the uncle of the World War I flying ace, produced a five-volume map