Silk

Zhang Qian's travels are associated with opening up the Silk Road for trade. (Image: via  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

The Legendary Silk Road

The Silk Road connected the famous big cities of China with those of India, and reached all the way to the Mediterranean Sea from the period 100 B.C. until the year 1500 A.D. It was a route that opened up…

Of all Chinese inventions, silk (絲 sī) is perhaps the oldest.

The History of Silk in Ancient China

Of all Chinese inventions, silk (絲 sī) is perhaps the oldest. Traces of silk fabric have been found among remains from around 1300 B.C. The use of silk in China possibly goes back even much earlier. It’s said that until…

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The History of Silk in Ancient China

Of all Chinese inventions, silk (絲 sī) is perhaps the oldest. Traces of silk fabric have been found among remains from around 1300 B.C. The use of silk in China…

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The Legendary Silk Road

The Silk Road connected the famous big cities of China with those of India, and reached all the way to the Mediterranean Sea from the period 100 B.C. until the…