Silk Road Facts

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that extended from Eastern Europe to China. The 4000-mile trade route dates back to the 2nd century B. In 1870, Ferdinand van Richthofen, a German geographer, named it “Silk Road” because silk was the most popular goods. The Silk Road often changed depending on the
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 those long itineraries known as the silk road. Interesting Facts #1 When was the term “Silk Road” invented? The term “Silk Road” didn’t