First Major Intercontinental Road was Silk Road (Route)

The Silk Road (route) was the first major intercontinental route that stretched 4,000 miles or (6,400 km) between China and Rome. The eastern point bega in Xian, China to a divided northern route around Taklamakan Desert through Turkestan, while the southern route wound into the mountain passes to India. The road served as a delivery and trade route for goods, cloths, precious metals and conduit of religious ideas from 100 BCE until Marco Polo, Venetian traveler followed this route to China in the 13th century.

      100 BCE
      Silk Road
      India, China

Additional Information:

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