Silk Road And Indian Ocean Trade

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Indian Ocean Trade: The Indian Ocean trade routes ran through Southeast Asia, India, Arabia, and East Africa. During the classical era it involved the Mauryan Empire, the Han Dynasty, and the Achaemenid Empire. Coastal areas used dhows, a type of boat, to maneuver the seasonal monsoon winds, and after the domestication of camels trade goods such as silk, porcelain, spices, slaves, incense and ivory became popular. The Indian Ocean trade routes also influenced the spread of religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Silk Road: The Silk Road was established in the Han Dynasty of China. Commonly traded goods were, obviously, silk, as well as important Asian exports such as tea, spices, salt and sugar, and porcelain. The Chinese
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