Silk Road and the African Gold-Salt Trade By: sam Funk

This picture shows how far and long the road was.

Silk Road

  • The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • It was Called the silk road because one of the major products traded was silk cloth from China
  • It was over 4,000 miles Long.
  • They traveled across it in huge caverns
  • Besides silk, the Chinese also traded teas, salt, sugar, porcelain, and spices, but most of what was traded was expensive luxury goods
This pictures shows how much the camels had to pull/carry
This pictures shows how they travel with the camels
This picture shows how they traveled to trade gold and salt.

African Gold-Salt Trade

  • Salt was very important and valuble because they need it for most of there foods
  • some places where rich in gold but not salt
  • the gold-salt trade was an exchange of salt for gold between mediterranean economies and West African countries during the Middle Ages
  • some places where rich in salt but not gold
  • They all need gold to buy goods
Show the route they would take.
They are what they traded

Effects on the Modern Day World

Both the silk road and the African Gold-Salt Trade influenced the modern day world in many ways. They were two of the biggest trade routes in history. The Gold-Salt trade introduced many new ways to use these products beneficially, as a lot of them are still used today. The silk Road gave the people in the Asian continent brand new ideas on how to use silk like making clothes. We still use many of the ideas introduced today. Without these trades, some of these places might not have survived, which greatly impact our world today.

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Samuel Funk


Created with images by fdecomite - "Silk Road 1992"

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