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World History LA: Trading Along the Silk Road: Links for Research

Mediterranean Europe/ Turkey / North Africa

Virtual Silk Road -- University of Washington

Be sure to click on the links at the top and left of the articles in the section just below. There is *lots* of information and beautiful photos of artifacts. 

 Alexander & the Silk Road (Macedonians)

 Rome's Eastern Trade 

​ Byzantium and the East 

UNESCO Silk Road Project

Alexandria

Istanbul (Constantinople)

Persia & the Middle East

Virtual Silk Road -- University of Washington

Be sure to click on the links at the top and left of the articles in the section just below. There is *lots* of information and beautiful photos of artifacts. 

 The Seleucid Empire

  The Sassanian Empire

   Islamic Dynasties

UNESCO Silk Road Project

Aleppo

Palmyra

India /Pakistan/ Afghanistan

Virtual Silk Road -- University of Washington

Be sure to click on the links at the top and left of the articles in the section just below. There is *lots* of information and beautiful photos of artifacts. 

  The Maruyan Empire

  The Kushan Empire

  The Mughal Empire

UNESCO Silk Road Project

Balkh

Fatehpur Sikri

East Africa & the Sea Roads

All links marked with a key ​ will require your GBS ID number & password for home access

 East African Coast (to 1600)  [includes text to speech function & translation]

The Silk Road & Arab Sea Routes

Indian Ocean Sea Roads

UNESCO Silk Road Project

Zanzibar

Western Africa

All links marked with a key ​ will require your GBS ID number & password for home access.

Trading Gold for Salt 

​  Sudanic Empires of Western Africa  [Includes text-to-speech function & translation]

The Road to Timbuktu: Empires of Mali & Ghana

Empires of the Western Sudan (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

  Empires of the Western Sudan (Includes links to short essays on the Songhai, Mali & Ghana Empires)

Trans-Saharan Gold Trade (7th - 14th Centuries)

Mongolia

All links marked with a key ​ will require your GBS ID number & password for home access.

The Mongols Support Trade (1000-1500 CE) [Be sure to click through to all of the trade-related sections]

Asian Experiences: Marco Polo and the Silk Road  [Includes text-to-speech function & translation]

Virtual Silk Road -- University of Washington

Be sure to click on the links at the top and left of the article just below. 

   The Mongols

UNESCO Silk Road Project

Karakorum

China

All links marked with a key ​ will require your GBS ID number & password for home access

Chinese Trade in the Medieval World [Includes text-to speech function & translation] 

Cyrus Tang Hall of China

Virtual Silk Road -- University of Washington

Be sure to click on the links at the top and left of the articles in the section just below. There is *lots* of information and beautiful photos of artifacts. 

 Han Dynasty

 Tang Dynasty

 Chang'an (Xian) (city)

UNESCO Silk Road Project

Xi'an

Dunhuang


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