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The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that started in China in the 2nd century B.C. Via a combination of roads, and sea routes, goods like silk, paper and spices were transported from the producers in Asia to markets in Europe.
It is recognized as the very first true globalization that the world experienced. The free trade of goods and the passing of ideas and customs from one society to another. It changed everything.
It would be many centuries later that a very different kind of marketplace would open up on a modern platform, a new trade route – using the same name. Silk Road.Read more...