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China primarily exported silk and porcelain along the Silk Road. Initially, China received horses and various agricultural crops from the West. Carpets, tapestries, blankets and other woven goods from Central Asia and Ea... More »

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The discovery of silk production was made by the Chinese around 2700 B.C. Sericulture, the commercial production of silk from the silkworm (scientific name bombyx mori), remained an important Chinese commodity for centur... More »

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The Silk Road served as a connecting platform and trade route between many different countries in Central Asia. Many different goods and cultures were traded and connected by the Silk Road. More »

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