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 » History Ancient History

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 » History Inventions

The Silk Road started in the Chinese city of Chang'an and then split in many directions, so it reached its end in a number of different places, including Damascus, Tyre, Alexandria and the Ganges delta. The Silk Road was... More » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism
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