During the second centry B.C., the Great Silk Road was established.X'ian is the capital of the Shaanxi Provence in China.This is were the Great Silk Road started.It stretches over 4,000 miles in length.The Great Silk Road is also called the Stream of Life because the Great Silk Road helped shape Chinas population and future. They made the road because they needed to trade their silk with other countries. The Great Silk Road went through Asia and Europe.
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Although the road was made to trade silk, many other things were traded on it. Such things are : new religions, customs, products like glass, porcelain, soap, and gunpowder.More things came on the Great Silk Road from Eurupe, Central Asia, Arabia, and Africa.Some of those things are : cosmetics, silver, gold, amber, ivory, carpets, perfume, and ceramics. Some things from Asia are : porcelain, furs, spices, gems, and other exotic products. Merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soilders, and nomads traveled on the Great Silk Road .They brought stuff with them too. Some things that they brought are : culture, art, philosophies, and beliefs.Some of the beliefs that they brought are : Buddhisum, Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and Confucianism.
Here are some pictures of some of the things they traded :
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CERAMIC VASES............IVORY..........................................AMBER.......................................PORCELAIN VASE.........

One of the people who traveled on the Great Silk Road was Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen.He was a German man who traveled to China on the road seven times.His traveling expeditions took only four years to complete ( 1868-1872 ). He wasn't traveling to trade like others, but wanted to study the geology of China.The great Marco Polo and other famous people travel the Great Silk Road.
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