The Silk Road At Bowers

We visited The Bowers Museum to see the “Secrets Of The Silk Road” display.  Pretty interesting!  . The Silk Road) is an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, as well as North and Northeast Africa and Europe. The term “Seidenstraße” (literally “Silk Road”) was coined retrospectively by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen in 1877 and has since found its way into general usage. It gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade, which began during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), and was the major reason for the connection of trade routes into an extensive trans-continental network.

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