The Silk Road


The wheel was used on the Silk Road

2,000 BCE

Sericulture and Silk weaving traded to Khotan, Central Asia, Iran and Byzantium.

500 BCE

Caravan routes was created

300 BCE

The Han created the Silk Road

202 BC - 220 AD

The Silk Road was extended to meet the Middle Eastern road system

200 BCE

Became an active trade route between the Mediterranean world and China

100 BCE

Christianity penetrated from the Near East to Central Asia and further to China.

100 BCE

Xuanzang departed from Chang'an to India, to study Indian sutras.

629 - 645

he spread Buddhism in china, Korea, and japan

Anshi Rebellion broke out and after the rebellion, the Silk Road decline.