Ancient Trade Routes D.18.12.26

25 Dec

Trade routes in the Middle Ages enabled the transmission and transportation of diseases. Roads created as part of civil projects and improvements to the infrastructure in Rome and China helped to facilitate trade, and enhance the speed of travel and communication.
With these roads, merchants created extensive trade routes which linked Europe, Asia, and North Africa, ensuring their goods could travel freely.
Merchants and traders in each region had their own specialization. For instance, China produced and exported high amounts of silk, which was the namesake of the trade route. European merchants often imported raw materials, such as uncut gemstones, which they exported as finished products in the form of expensive jewelry and decorative items.
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