Indian Ocean Trade During Classical Period - Rich McBride

Timeline created by rmcbride003
  • -600 BCE

    Beginning of Classical Trade - 600 B.C

    Beginning of Classical Trade - 600 B.C
    Trade during the Classical Period began around 600 B.C. Trade happened before this time and well after but significant changes happened to make this time frame stand out
  • -599 BCE

    Goods from Mediterranean Basin

    Goods from Mediterranean Basin
    Wine, Gold, Olive Oil, and Ceramics (pictured) were traded
  • -599 BCE

    Monsoons

    Monsoons
    Monsoon season made it possible to ships to reach their destinations across the Indian Ocean. The summer monsoons blew east and the winter monsoons blew west. Countries had to time their voyages right in order to return home or they will be stuck at the destination for months.
  • -596 BCE

    Goods from East Africa

    Goods from East Africa
    Iron, Slaves, Ivory (pictured), Gold, and Leopard Skins to name a few that were traded out of East Africa. These items are traded before, during, and after the Classical Period
  • -580 BCE

    Goods from Arabia

    Goods from Arabia
    Perfumes (pictured), Myrrh, and Frankincense were goods traded during this period
  • -570 BCE

    Goods from India

    Goods from India
    Grain, Spices (pictured), and Stones traded from India
  • -570 BCE

    Goods from Asia

    Goods from Asia
    Nutmeg, Cloves, Tin, and Sandalwood (pictured) traded from Asia
  • -540 BCE

    Chinese introduced the magnetic compass

    Chinese introduced the magnetic compass
    To navigate the seas better, the Chinese utilized the magnetic compass which was earlier invented but traded among traders. This helped in the advancement in sea travel that prevented sailors from getting lost and reaching their destinations quicker.
  • -400 BCE

    Romans and Chinese

    Romans and Chinese
    Romans and Chinese traded among each other during this period. Roman high-class citizens wore elegant robes made of silk. This silk was due to trade with China.
  • -300 BCE

    Roman post in East Africa coast

    Roman post in East Africa coast
    Romans would travel thousands of miles to import and export goods from East Africa.
  • 200

    Christianity in Southeast Asia

    Christianity in Southeast Asia
    During their trading, Eurasians would introduce Christianity in Southeast Asia.
  • 200

    Diseases

    Diseases
    Trading introduces many benefits from the spread of religion and languages. Something bad that was spread was diseases such as the Bubonic plague.
  • 200

    Networks

    Networks
    Chinese pottery have been found as far as Africa. African ivory can be found in Rome. These are examples of how these empires traveled across the ocean to trade and export their goods.
  • 560

    Goods from China

    Goods from China
    Silk (pictured), Tea, and Porcelain traded from China
  • 600

    Ending of Classical Period Trade - 600 A.D.

    600 B.C. was around when the Classical Period Trade ended