Opening Question. How many explorations over the years have occurred for the sake of exploration alone? . Missionaries, Merchants, and Military: Traveling the Silk Road. 500 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. Developments Improve Travel: Let’s Revisit.
How many explorations over the years have occurred for the sake of exploration alone?
500 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.
Ptolemy I (pictured here in this bust) was a friend and biographer of Macedonian leader, Alexander the Great.
From the eastern terminus at the Han capital of Chang ‘an, the trade routes ran to the Mediterranean ports of Antioch and Tyre.
Sea routes connected Guangzhou (Gwahng – joh) in southern China with southeast Asia, Ceylon, the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea.
Early persecution of Christians by the Roman government was based on:
The Han and Roman empires suffered tremendous losses during the 2nd and 3rd centuries C.E. through the outbreak of epidemic diseases such as smallpox, measles, and bubonic plague.
Do explorations occur for the sake of exploration alone?