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The Spread Of The Silk Road During The Han Dynasty

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The Silk Road came to fruition during the Han Dynasty thanks to an interdependent demand of high end goods in Chinese and Roman markets. Since there was no direct trading route for goods between these two locales, goods instead traveled through an interconnected network of Chinese and Central Asian merchants. The route for good would take more than half a year, and the journey was treacherous. These routes began in the Chinese capital of Chang’an and would then travel northeast to Lanzhou, where they would then cross into either Yumen or Dunhuang. From there the goods would cross into the Tarmin basin, and then on to the Kashi. From Kasha the trade route either continued North (stopping at Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara), or South (stopping
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