Amber Road

Timeline created by hhereford
  • 100

    300-50million years ago

    300-50million years ago
    resin dropped from ancient pine trees and hardened
  • 200

    first millenium BCE

    first millenium BCE
    Romans pushed the Celts into germany and Romans gained control of some major sources of amber.
  • 300

    225BCE

    225BCE
    The Celts defeated the Romans and traded amber in places where the amber road went through their territory.
  • 400

    600BCE

    600BCE
    The Greek, Thales of Miletus, discovered that amber, when rubbed with woolen cloth, attracts small bits of things like straw.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1400
    to
    Jan 1, 1500

    The Order of Teutonic Knights

    The Order of Teutonic Knights kept control of the amber trade routes