The Silk Road

 

   
The Silk Road
 
Already in the time of several years before Christ, and even still before Alexander the Great, existed the business relations between the Mediterranean nations and India with China.
 
Perhaps everyone sometimes has heard about a name “The Silk Road”. In the 19th century a German geographer and geologist Ferdinand von Richthofen by this way named the transasian road on which caravans wandered with silk already two thousand years ago. This road (better roads – it was the whole net of roads) led from China trough the middle Asia, Afghanistan and Persia to the Mediterranean Sea ports. Even though, silk was not the only kind of goods, which was transported on these roads, to speak about the Silk Road is definitely eligible, especially if we take into account importance of silk for the business between East and West. Silk was in the ancient world treasured as much, that it was outweighed by gold in Roma in first centuries after Christ. Using of the Silk Road by the trade caravans lasted more than thousand years.  
   
 A beautiful travel map has been preserved from famous times of the Silk Road.