SILK ROAD MAP
The Silk Road was an ancient trade route across much of Asia and Europe and was an important aspect of many different historical periods and events, including: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Black Death. It is perhaps one of the earliest and largest trade networks in human history, and played a vital role to many different civilizations throughout Eurasia from approximately 120 BCE to 1450 CE. Named by historians for its trade of goods including silk, the Silk Road actually emerged out of earlier trade networks that date back to the time of the Roman Empire. Click the links above to read more information about each topic.