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What was the Silk Road?
Traders braved the dangerous deserts and other natural barriers to travel from Rome to China, in search of silk and spices. There were many routes, all of which were dangerous. Most of these routes went through ancient India. Traders worked on a relay system, trading goods with each along all along the road. Ideas as well as goods traveled the Silk Road. Two of the ideas that were brought into China from ancient India were Buddhism and the pagoda roof. (5 themes, movement) The Silk Road