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ID: 7031416
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Silk Road (road)  Silk Road (road)

Note: Ancient trade route and caravan tract for the exchange of goods and ideas across 4,000 miles between China, the Middle East, and the West. Originated at Xi'an, followed the Great Wall of China to the northwest, bypassed the Takla Makan Desert, climbed the Pamir mountains, crossed Afghanistan, and went on to the Levant, where merchandise was shipped across the Mediterranean Sea. Few persons travelled the entire route; goods were handled in a staggered progression by middlemen.

Names:
Silk Road (preferred,C,V)
Silk Route (C,V)
Great Silk Road (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Silk Road (road)  ....  Silk Road (road) (P)

Place Types:
road (preferred, H)  ............  from ancient times, with some interruptions, until ca. 1400
route (H)

Related geographic places:
is location of ....  Ak-Beshim .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Chüy) [8711887]
is location of ....  Almaty .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Qazaqstan, Almaty) [7011439]
is location of ....  Al-Mawṣil .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Al-ʻIrāq, Nīnawá) [7002471]
is location of ....  Andijon .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, O'zbekiston, Andižan province) [1052185]
is location of ....  Anxi .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7001466]
is location of ....  Ar Raqqah .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ar Raqqah) [7016565]
is location of ....  Baghdād .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Al-ʻIrāq, Baghdād) [7002482]
is location of ....  Balasagun .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Chüy) [8711886]
is location of ....  Balkh .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghānestān, Balkh) [7002245]
is location of ....  Bam .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Kermān) [1078997]
is location of ....  Bāmyān .......... (general region)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghānestān, Bāmīān province) [6000612]
is location of ....  Bāmyān .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghānestān, Bāmīān province) [1065380]
is location of ....  Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves .......... (ancient site)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [8060332]
is location of ....  Bīsotūn .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Kermānshāh) [6000824]
is location of ....  Bursa .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkiye, Bursa) [7002420]
is location of ....  Buxoro .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, O'zbekiston, Bukhoro province) [7011675]
is location of ....  Ctesiphon .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Al-ʻIrāq, Baghdād) [6001610]
is location of ....  Dāmghān .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Semnān) [7002112]
is location of ....  Debal .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Pākistān, Sindh) [8060351]
is location of ....  Dimashq .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Dimashq governorate) [7002261]
is location of ....  Dunhuang .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7001969]
is location of ....  Endere .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [8060340]
is location of ....  Farg‘ona Vodiysi .......... (valley)
........................  (World, Asia, O'zbekiston) [7018652]
is location of ....  Gaochang .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [6003062]
is location of ....  Guma .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [1070903]
is location of ....  Guozhen .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Shaanxi) [7001898]
is location of ....  Ḥalab .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ḩalab) [7002252]
is location of ....  Hamadān .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Hamadān) [7002115]
is location of ....  Herāt .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghānestān, Herāt) [7002243]
is location of ....  Hexi Corridor .......... (general region)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo) [8712215]
is location of ....  Ḥimṣ .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ḩimş) [7002264]
is location of ....  İstanbul .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkiye, İstanbul) [7002473]
is location of ....  Istaravshan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Tojikiston, Leninobod, Viloyati) [1060686]
is location of ....  Jaisalmer .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Bhārat, Rājasthān) [1075564]
is location of ....  Jiaohe .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7594059]
is location of ....  Jiayuguan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [8060345]
is location of ....  Jiayu Pass .......... (pass)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [8060346]
is location of ....  Kābul .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghānestān, Kābul) [7002278]
is location of ....  Kandahār .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghānestān, Kandahār) [7002248]
is location of ....  Kashi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7008915]
is location of ....  Kermānshāh .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Kermānshāh) [7002135]
is location of ....  Khŭjand .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Tojikiston, Leninobod, Viloyati) [1056368]
is location of ....  Konya .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkiye, Konya) [7002539]
is location of ....  Krasnaya Rechka .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Chüy) [8711888]
is location of ....  Kucha .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [6003207]
is location of ....  Kumul .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7001747]
is location of ....  Kyŏngju .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Han'guk, Gyeongbuk) [7002225]
is location of ....  Lanzhou .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7001872]
is location of ....  Laochenglu .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7001479]
is location of ....  Leh .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Bhārat, Jammu and Kashmīr) [1076026]
is location of ....  Lhasa .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xizang) [7001874]
is location of ....  Liqian .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [8060328]
is location of ....  Loulan Yiji .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [6003517]
is location of ....  Mashhad .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [7002247]
is location of ....  Mathura .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Bhārat, Uttar Pradesh) [7001569]
is location of ....  Merv .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkmenistan, Mary) [7012244]
is location of ....  Miran .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [8060343]
is location of ....  Mudurnu .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkiye, Bolu) [1086703]
is location of ....  Multān .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Pākistān, Punjab) [7002481]
is location of ....  Nisa .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkmenistan, Ahal) [7032028]
is location of ....  Nīshābūr .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [7002095]
is location of ....  Niya .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [1070479]
is location of ....  Niya .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [8060339]
is location of ....  Palmyra .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ḩimş) [7018835]
is location of ....  Patna .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Bhārat, Bihār state) [7001575]
is location of ....  Peshāwar .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Pākistān, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) [7002453]
is location of ....  Pushkalavati .......... (ancient site)
........................  (World, Asia, Pākistān, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) [8060349]
is location of ....  P'yŏngyang .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Chosŏn, P'yŏngyang) [7001329]
is location of ....  Qazvīn .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Qazvīn) [1079247]
is location of ....  Qianfodong .......... (ancient site)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7029798]
is location of ....  Qiemo .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7018010]
is location of ....  Qincheng .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7018061]
is location of ....  Qingquan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [1071417]
is location of ....  Qo̔qon .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, O'zbekiston, Fergana province) [7012252]
is location of ....  Quetta .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Pākistān, Balochistān) [7002461]
is location of ....  Qumis .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Semnān) [7016671]
is location of ....  Rey .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Tehrān) [7002140]
is location of ....  Ruoqiang .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [1071254]
is location of ....  Sabzevār .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [1079294]
is location of ....  Samarqand .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, O'zbekiston, Samarqand) [7012290]
is location of ....  Sāmarrā' .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Al-ʻIrāq, Şalāḩ ad Dīn) [7002480]
is location of ....  Shache .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7002000]
is location of ....  Shahrisabz .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, O'zbekiston, Qashqadaryo province) [1051509]
is location of ....  Taraz .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Qazaqstan, Zhambyl) [7016637]
is location of ....  Tashkent .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, O'zbekiston, Toshkent) [7010300]
is location of ....  Taxila .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Pākistān, Punjab) [6005850]
is location of ....  Trabzon .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkiye, Trabzon) [7002631]
is location of ....  Türkistan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Qazaqstan, Türkistan) [1060525]
is location of ....  Türkmenabat .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Türkmenistan, Lebap Welayaty) [7012239]
is location of ....  Turpan Pendi .......... (depression)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [1103342]
is location of ....  Tyre .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Lubnān, Liban-Sud) [7002862]
is location of ....  Ürümqi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7001978]
is location of ....  Ţūs .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [6006159]
is location of ....  Vārānasi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Bhārat, Uttar Pradesh) [7001509]
is location of ....  Wensu .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7001746]
is location of ....  Wuwei .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7018821]
is location of ....  Xi'an .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Shaanxi) [7001810]
is location of ....  Xibeijie .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7001782]
is location of ....  Yangguan .......... (pass)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [8060344]
is location of ....  Yanqi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Xinjiang) [7008917]
is location of ....  Yazd .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Yazd) [7002173]
is location of ....  Yumenguan .......... (pass)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [6006648]
is location of ....  Zhangye .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Zhongguo, Gansu province) [7001844]

Sources and Contributors:
Great Silk Road..........  [VP]
.............................  UNESCO: Silk Road (2016-) accessed 10 February 2016
Silk Road..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Dunhuang Cultural Relics Research Institute, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes of China (1981)
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1988)
Silk Route..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1988)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1988)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Dunhuang Cultural Relics Research Institute, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes of China (1981)
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 17 March 2006

 

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