The Periods of the Silk Roads.

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In History
  • -500 BCE

    Silk Road Begins/Develops

    Silk Road Begins/Develops
    China begins to a form of land that will help transport silk products.
  • -206 BCE

    The Han dynasty recieves its power

    The Han dynasty recieves its power
    The Han dynasty which succeeded the Qin dynasty encourages a gradual increase in the Silk roads locations; eventually going further than into the Roman Empire
  • -200 BCE

    The Silk road comes into fruition

    The Silk road comes into fruition
    The Silk road had established itself, and perpetuated itself through a vast range. Ultimately tough the Silk Road not only served as a way to move the Chinese product of silk , but other goods as spices, furs, and gunpowder. In return though the Chinese received ivory, gold, and horses.
  • -138 BCE

    Western trade routes established

    Western trade routes established
    Zhang is sent to establish a trading route between the east and the west.
  • -53 BCE

    Rome discovers silks existence

    Rome discovers silks existence
    Rome discovers the existence of silk through a battle with the Persians.
  • 220

    Buddhism (Religon) arrives in China

    Buddhism (Religon) arrives in China
    Buddhist arrive in China and begin teaching a new religion.
  • 400

    Silk production is becoming well known

    Silk production is becoming well known
    The secrets of fabricating silk are "leaked" out of China.
  • 500

    Central Asian bootlegging

    Central Asian bootlegging
    Silk worm farms are created in Central Asia.
  • 600

    Buddhism thrives

    Buddhism thrives
    Buddhism which has already established itself as a strict force within China, travels toward Japan.
  • 600

    European bootlegging

    European bootlegging
    European silk worm farms develop.
  • 618

    Tang dynasty

    Tang dynasty
    The Tang dynasty is established, and Buddhism remains at the top of the social stratosphere.
  • 638

    Christianity enters China

    Christianity enters China
    Christian missionaries bring Christianity throughout China.
  • 750

    The Silk Roads growth

    The Silk Roads growth
    The silk roads trafficking reaches its highest rank, then steadily declines Chinas capital is the richest city in the world.
  • 845

    The Tangs dynasty is coming to an end

    The Tangs dynasty is coming to an end
    As the Tang begin to decline further, the government fearing that too much power is falling into the hands of the Buddhist, persecutes the religion, and closes China from foreign influence.
  • 907

    China closes its mind

    China closes its mind
    At the downfall of the Tang dynasty, the Chinese government finalizes its decision banning foreign religions.