Silk Road Journal

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Today, I left the Mediterranean and headed west on a voyage to the silk roads. In this journal, I would like to write down the important information I learned along the way. I am going to begin by explaining how the silk roads got there name. As contact between people from other lands increases, the Chinese are realizing how valuable their silk was in trade. Ancient people value silk because it is strong, light weight, and beautiful. Traders make fortunes carrying Chinese silk to the west, because of this; these routes are called the silk roads. Chinese business expands along the silk roads to most of Asia, through India, all the way to Rome. Not just silk is traded along the silk roads, many other goods and ideas are carried on this route

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