silk road and trade expansion
What was the Silk Road?
A trade route connecting Asia and Europe
Which countries were connected by the Silk Road?
China and Persia (Iran)
What were the main goods traded along the Silk Road?
Silk and spices
Who was Marco Polo?
A famous explorer who traveled the Silk Road
Which empire benefited the most from the Silk Road trade?
How did the Silk Road contribute to cultural exchange?
By spreading religions, languages, and customs
Which city in China was a major starting point of the Silk Road?
What caused the decline of the Silk Road?
Discovery of sea routes for trade
Who controlled the Silk Road during the Middle Ages?
What impact did the Silk Road have on the economies along its route?
Stimulated economic growth and development