- When was the silk road founded?
- When was the silk road invented?
- When was the silk road discovered?
- Who discovered the silk road?
- When was the silk road established?
- When did the silk road began?
- When year was the silk road established?
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In the 3rd Century B.C., Chinese silk fabrics began to find their way throughout the whole of Asia, and were transported overland to the west, and by sea to Japan. These long itineraries are now known as silk road.
But, the term “Silk Road” didn’t exist at the time of the Silk Road trade and there was no single route across Central Asia. The peoples living along different trade routes referred to the different sections of the road as the “Road to Samarkand” (or whatever the next major city was). It was 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 of China. One map showed a single line connecting Europe and China, which he called the “Silk Road,” and the name stuck.