The Silk Road

What's the name of the ancient network of trade routes that connected Asia with the Middle East and southern Europe?

  • A. Trans-Saharan Trade Route
  • B. Camino de Santiago
  • C. Silk Road
  • D. Appalachian Trail

70% of players knew the correct answer: C., Silk Road

Between the 2nd and 18th centuries, the Silk Road was a group of trade routes that stretched across Asia to the Mediterranean Sea. Trade on the Silk Road played a big part in the economic and cultural growth of the ancient cultures of China, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, India, and Rome.

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Question of the Day: The Silk Road
What happens when you share food, music, culture, and philosophies across continents? In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika explore the rich history of the so-called Silk Road, which bridged cultures between the East and West.

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