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Silk Road

Somewhere Down The Silky Road

Do you know that there are more than 40 countries that have been radically transformed by the land and maritime Silk Roads?

The Silk Road is an amalgamation of different routes of communication intertwined with trade routes. These routes span over land and sea. When one thinks of the Silk Road, one is naturally inclined to link that with the bustling trade market of different commodities that range from daily life necessities to highly prized and exquisite goods. However, there is more than these to the Silk Road

Mongols: The Gatekeepers of the Silk Road

Mongols: The Gatekeepers of the Silk Road

Did You Know?

Mongols rarely washed their clothes or themselves, because they believed the act of washing would pollute the rivers and anger the dragons that controlled the waters. 

Smelly much? Well, that wasn't the only thing the Mongols believed in - they were staunch believers of trade as well. Due to their nomadic nature, trade was important to sustain their way of life. Trade boosted their economy, and so it was of  great value to the Mongols in the 13th and 14th century.

Wave of China

Wave of China

Ever wondered how China became such a powerful and influential civilisation? Scholars argue that China's involvement in other civilisations has contributed to its success since 500 BCE. In the past, China’s neighboring civilisations benefitted largely from its relations with China, where the spread of Chinese culture led to the progress and the organization of some Asian Civilisations. Such relations include trade, military forces and political relations.

 

EXCUSE ME DISEASE RIDDEN SILK MERCHANT, HAVE YOU HEARD OF BUDDHA?

EXCUSE ME DISEASE RIDDEN SILK MERCHANT, HAVE YOU HEARD OF BUDDHA?

Hey there! It's us again, Steven, Isaiah and Solomon (SIS). Our second blog post would be on the intriguing topic of The Silk Road! No, not the popular online game, nor the drug-dealing, black market websites that pollute the Internet in the 21st Century, but the ancient Silk Road!