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Silk Road

Use of the Silk Road eventually declined as sea trade increased.
  an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay
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Most traders traveled only a short portion of the road, so that many traders were typically involved in selling goods from one end to the other.
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  • Use of the Silk Road eventually declined as sea trade increased.
  • Chiseled into a sun-bleached rock cliff, they peered down at them, as they had nearly two thousand years before, Laila imagined, at caravans cros sing the valley on the Silk Road.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The statues were hewn directly from sandstone cliffs right in Bamiyan, which is situated on the ancient Silk Road, the caravan route which linked the markets of China and central Asia with those of Europe, the Middle East, and south Asia.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The old humming soda merchandiser in the corner, the vinyl table covers, the stained plastic cups, the tacky item names on the laminated menus—Caravan Kabob, Khyber Pass Pilaf Silk Route Chicken—the badly framed poster of the Afghan girl from National Geographic, the one with the eyes—like they had passed an ordinance that every single Afghan restaurant had to have her eyes staring back from the wall.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • Here the plains met the mountains, this strand of the old Silk Road turned steep, and the going got unpredictable.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • YO-YO MA created the Silk Road Project in 1998 to explore the cultural traditions of the countries along the ancient trade route through Asia.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Taxila’s position, at the confluence of the East-West trade routes that would become the Grand Trunk Road, at the spot where it bisected the Silk Road from China, shimmering down switchbacks from the Himalaya, had been one of the strategic hubs of antiquity.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • They stopped for the night at Sost, a former Silk Road caravansary reincarnated as a truck stop for Bedfords plying the road to China.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The scientist envisioned an operation that could grow as fast as one of his semiconductor companies, spreading to build schools and other humanitarian projects beyond Pakistan, across the multitude of "’stans" that spilled across the unraveling routes of the Silk Road.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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