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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 ....  Aleppo .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ḩalab) [7002252]
is location of ....  Almaty .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Kazakhstan, Almaty) [7011439]
is location of ....  Al-Mawṣil .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iraq, Nīnawá) [7002471]
is location of ....  Andijon .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Uzbekistan, Andižan province) [1052185]
is location of ....  Anxi .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [7001466]
is location of ....  Ar Raqqah .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ar Raqqah) [7016565]
is location of ....  Baghdad .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iraq, Baghdād) [7002482]
is location of ....  Balkh .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghanistan, Balkh) [7002245]
is location of ....  Bam .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Kermān) [1078997]
is location of ....  Bamiyan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghanistan, Bāmīān province) [1065380]
is location of ....  Bamiyan Valley .......... (general region)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghanistan, Bāmīān province) [6000612]
is location of ....  Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves .......... (ancient site)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [8060332]
is location of ....  Bīsotūn .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Kermānshāh) [6000824]
is location of ....  Bukhara .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhoro province) [7011675]
is location of ....  Bursa .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkey, Bursa) [7002420]
is location of ....  Chardzhou .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkmenistan, Lebap Welayaty) [7012239]
is location of ....  Ctesiphon .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Iraq, Baghdād) [6001610]
is location of ....  Damascus .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Dimashq governorate) [7002261]
is location of ....  Dāmghān .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Semnān) [7002112]
is location of ....  Debal .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Pakistan, Sindh) [8060351]
is location of ....  Dunhuang .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [7001969]
is location of ....  Endere .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [8060340]
is location of ....  Fergana Valley .......... (valley)
........................  (World, Asia, Uzbekistan) [7018652]
is location of ....  Gaochang .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [6003062]
is location of ....  Guma .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [1070903]
is location of ....  Guozhen .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Shaanxi) [7001898]
is location of ....  Hamadān .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Hamadān) [7002115]
is location of ....  Herāt .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghanistan, Herāt) [7002243]
is location of ....  Ḥimṣ .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ḩimş) [7002264]
is location of ....  Istanbul .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkey, İstanbul) [7002473]
is location of ....  Jaisalmer .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, India, Rājasthān) [1075564]
is location of ....  Jiaohe .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7594059]
is location of ....  Jiayuguan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [8060345]
is location of ....  Jiayu Pass .......... (pass)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [8060346]
is location of ....  Kābul .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghanistan, Kābul) [7002278]
is location of ....  Kandahar .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Afghanistan, Kandahār) [7002248]
is location of ....  Kashi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7008915]
is location of ....  Kermānshāh .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Kermānshāh) [7002135]
is location of ....  Khujand .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Tajikistan, Leninobod, Viloyati) [1056368]
is location of ....  Kokand .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Uzbekistan, Fergana province) [7012252]
is location of ....  Konya .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkey, Konya) [7002539]
is location of ....  Kucha .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [6003207]
is location of ....  Kumul .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7001747]
is location of ....  Kyŏngju .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, South Korea, Gyeongbuk) [7002225]
is location of ....  Lanzhou .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [7001872]
is location of ....  Laochenglu .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7001479]
is location of ....  Leh .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, India, Jammu and Kashmir) [1076026]
is location of ....  Lhasa .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Tibet) [7001874]
is location of ....  Liqian .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [8060328]
is location of ....  Loulan Yiji .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [6003517]
is location of ....  Mashhad .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [7002247]
is location of ....  Mathura .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh) [7001569]
is location of ....  Merv .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkmenistan, Mary) [7012244]
is location of ....  Miran .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [8060343]
is location of ....  Mogao Caves .......... (ancient site)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [7029798]
is location of ....  Mudurnu .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkey, Bolu) [1086703]
is location of ....  Multān .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Pakistan, Punjab) [7002481]
is location of ....  Nisa .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkmenistan, Ahal) [7032028]
is location of ....  Nīshābūr .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [7002095]
is location of ....  Niya .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [8060339]
is location of ....  Niya .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [1070479]
is location of ....  Palmyra .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Syria, Ḩimş) [7018835]
is location of ....  Patna .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, India, Bihār state) [7001575]
is location of ....  Peshāwar .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier) [7002453]
is location of ....  Pushkalavati .......... (ancient site)
........................  (World, Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier) [8060349]
is location of ....  P'yŏngyang .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, North Korea, P'yŏngyang) [7001329]
is location of ....  Qazvīn .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Qazvīn) [1079247]
is location of ....  Qiemo .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7018010]
is location of ....  Qincheng .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [7018061]
is location of ....  Qingquan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [1071417]
is location of ....  Quetta .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Pakistan, Balochistān) [7002461]
is location of ....  Qumis .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Semnān) [7016671]
is location of ....  Rey .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Tehrān) [7002140]
is location of ....  Ruoqiang .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [1071254]
is location of ....  Sabzevār .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [1079294]
is location of ....  Samarkand .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Uzbekistan, Samarqand) [7012290]
is location of ....  Sāmarrā' .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iraq, Şalāḩ ad Dīn) [7002480]
is location of ....  Shache .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7002000]
is location of ....  Shahrisabz .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Uzbekistan, Qashqadaryo province) [1051509]
is location of ....  Sian .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Shaanxi) [7001810]
is location of ....  Taraz .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Kazakhstan, Zhambyl) [7016637]
is location of ....  Tashkent .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Uzbekistan, Toshkent) [7010300]
is location of ....  Taxila .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, Pakistan, Punjab) [6005850]
is location of ....  Trabzon .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Turkey, Trabzon) [7002631]
is location of ....  Turfan Depression .......... (depression)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [1103342]
is location of ....  Türkistan .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Kazakhstan, Ongtüstik Qazaqstan) [1060525]
is location of ....  Tyre .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Lebanon, Liban-Sud) [7002862]
is location of ....  Ura-Tyube .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Tajikistan, Leninobod, Viloyati) [1060686]
is location of ....  Ürümqi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7001978]
is location of ....  Ţūs .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī) [6006159]
is location of ....  Vārānasi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh) [7001509]
is location of ....  Wensu .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7001746]
is location of ....  Wuwei .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [7018821]
is location of ....  Xibeijie .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [7001782]
is location of ....  Yangguan .......... (pass)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [8060344]
is location of ....  Yanqi .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Xinjiang) [7008917]
is location of ....  Yazd .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, Iran, Yazd) [7002173]
is location of ....  Yumenguan .......... (pass)
........................  (World, Asia, China, Gansu province) [6006648]
is location of ....  Zhangye .......... (inhabited place)
........................  (World, Asia, China, 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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