Silk Road vs the African Gold-Salt Trade A Tale of the middle ages

Silk Road Facts-

The Silk road is said to be 4,000 miles long, and that the bubonic plague, or Black Death, traveled to Europe from the Silk Road.
The Silk Road began to decline in importance in the 16th century following the decline of the Mongol Empire and increase in trade by sea. Marco Polo traveled to China along the Silk Road.
Many inventions traveled along the Silk Road, Paper making was one of the most important inventions to come out of China on the Silk Road.

Gold-Salt Trade Facts-

The king of Ghana set up an entire city for the foreign traders, trade was even - an ounce of gold for an ounce of salt.
The traders from the camel trains never saw the people with whom they were trading. Ghana's army kept the trade routes protected from bandits.
The kingdom of Ghana did not have gold mines or salt mines

-This video showed the dangerous and challenging journey people went through in order to trade salt for gold, it was extremely important to them. The video showed how they harvested the salt and transported it on the back of camels to trade.

-This video describes how the silk road sparked the massive trade worldwide. It showed how it created a mostly peaceful way to trade with those all over Eurasia

Thanks to the Silk Road we can now quickly order and receive things from all around the world. I can go on Amazon and order a movie and receive it immediately. Because the Silk Road allowed people to trade peacefully together, it helped spread technology, ideas, and even many religions. It helped further society.

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