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1st century BC ancient times before

Posted Jan 07 2013 2:53am
As early as in ancient times, the human face of unimaginable natural arduous challenge, but between Eurasia things is not like many people imagine as isolated. In the Nile Basin, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley and north of the Yellow River Basin grasslands, there is a general convergence incoherent small-scale trade routes from prairie road. It has been along the many archaeological discoveries confirmed. This road is the first prototype of the Silk Road. bedding set
Early on the Silk Road, not silk as the main trading goods around the 15th century BC, the Chinese businessman has access to the edge of the Taklimakan Desert, purchase produced from the current region of Xinjiang Hotan jade, seashells and other coastal specialties simultaneously sell the same in Asia, small-scale trade. Thoroughbred horses and other animals for long-distance transport began to be used in large-scale trade and cultural exchanges become possible. Such as the Arab region often use resistance thirsty, drought resistance, hungry dromedary, transport will be used for business travel in the 11th century BC. Dispersed in the nomads of the Eurasian continent is said about the 41 century BC started keeping horses. Bactrian camel is used in commerce travel soon. In addition, the hinterland of the Eurasian continent is vast grasslands and fertile land for nomads and caravans transport livestock can settle down anywhere nearby supplies of water, food and fuel. As a result, a caravan, caravan or army along the power did not notice their presence or inspire hostile circumstances, long-term, lasting the distance of travel.
The initial development has been found in the Shang Dynasty the Emperor Wang Wuding spouse tomb archaeological nephrite jade from Xinjiang. This shows that, at least in the 13th century BC, China has already begun and the Western region and beyond business dealings. Accordance Jinren Guo Pu in the "Biography" records, 963 years before Zhou Mu carrying silk, gold and silver valuables westbound to the Caspian Sea coast, and back to China and nephrite. While the authenticity of this statement is not yet conclusive, but along the Silk Road archaeological indeed unearthed part of silk products in this period. In the Warring States period of China, the Central Plains region already exists a considerable size of the foreign economic exchange. "Shi Ji Zhao family recorded the Su Li Zhaohui Wen Wang a conversation:" Ma, Hu dogs not East, Kunshan jade no and Sambo by non king has. "Su Li with the State of Zhao by foreign the trade wealth threats Zhaohui Wen Wang a section from the side because people believe this: Kunshan jade "shall be the nephrite produced by the Kunlun Mountain, Hu dogs produced in Central Asia, Western Asia, a dog breed . bedding stores
5th century BC
With the opening of the Hexi Corridor around the 5th century BC, led the the commercial exchanges West, the Western Region, such as Shanshan, and Kucha and other countries have gradually appeared during this period. European countries have "Seres" (Seres - called "silk" from the Greek language, the transformation from the tone of the Chinese "silk" Ser. ") Such small-scale trade exchanges in the Han dynasty, between the former East and West have been sustained long trade exchanges through a variety of ways. Lapis commodity plays an important role in the early Silk Road, is now also an important gem. Not just silk, and another on the Silk Road, the famous commodity produced in this Central Asia, Afghanistan Badakhshan lapis lazuli as early as in the 31 century BC began in China, India, Egypt - This means forward to the start time of the caravan trade in Central Asia than the birth of some countries in the region even earlier. After about 1000, the lapis lazuli trade began to spread into India Harappa (Harappa). Later become Buddhist Qibao one.
One of the civilization of the country as the world's oldest, many archaeological discoveries prove that the Egyptians long ago began to engage in trade in North Africa, the Mediterranean and West Asia. It is believed that the former 14th century, Egyptians have fashioned ship. In Egypt, has been found dating back more than 5,000 years, lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, on the Egyptians already begun along this time is called the Silk Road on the road, expand the trade of a certain size. Some people believe that before 1070 silk wreckage debris has been found, which means that at least the first 1070 Egypt may have with China has been indirect trade. But shortly thereafter silk in Egypt plummeted, and disappeared after a long period of time in the annals.
The same time, these 11th century silk what is the silk Chinese sericulture technology, from the shores of the Mediterranean or the Middle East or a wilderness silk ", is a very controversial topic. Rule dominate the Babylonian and Persian empires the Achaemenid Wang Chaodi king Darius I (before 521 to 485 years), expanding around the Persian establish a regional power in West Asia. Historical records The imperial favorite Aegean production of fresh and hometown Parthian water. To this end Darius established a connection rest imperial capital Susa (in the Tigris the downstream River Basin) to Asia Minor to the Buddha and the land around the "the Persian Okimichi", used only by the royal family of King's Road set up along the inn With each inn good horse and horseman royal family through this channel the first time sent to the capital, and then spread to the Persian National imperial command. A into the offer express letter to Darius efficiency in accordance with the King's Road, just nine days can be sent to the capital, and the same distance for the average person needs 3 months.more and more Bedding Series in this
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