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Paige MoonDancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#76944 2 years, 5 months ago
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Native Americans of the Plains traveled on foot and dogs carried some belongs on travois.
When feral Spanish horses were incorporated into the culture, more accommodating travel supplies could be easily taken long distance, and range increased.
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Paige MoonDancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77050 2 years, 5 months ago
Silks and fabrics, such as these on display in India, were not the only commodities to travel the historic Silk Road


© ISABELLE HUNTER
The Silk Road

The historical Silk Road was a series of trade routes that crisscrossed Eurasia for almost two-thousand years, until about the year 1500 C.E. While its name suggests routes over land, Silk Road sea routes were also important for trade and communication. The extent of exchange of art, ideas and innovations between cultural groups trading on the routes is illustrated by the eighth-century Shôsôin collection of artifacts. Culled by a Japanese emperor, it contains luxury goods from the Mediterranean, Persia, India, Central Asia, China, Korea and Japan. By the 16th century Europe was trading along the Silk Road routes as well.

Over the centuries, many important scientific and technological innovations migrated to the West along the Silk Road, including gunpowder, the magnetic compass, the printing press, silk, mathematics, ceramic and lacquer crafts. Eastern and Western string, wind and percussion instruments also traveled between regions and had strong influences on one another over time. Among other instruments, the Shôsôin collection contains lutes from India and Persia. The Persian mizmar, a reed instrument, appears to be an ancestor of the European oboe and clarinet. Cymbals were introduced into China from India, and Chinese gongs made their way to Europe.

Resources, information and innovations were exchanged between so many cultures over so many hundreds of years that it is now often difficult to identify the origins of numerous traditions that our respective cultures take for granted. In this way, the Silk Road created an intercontinental think tank of human ingenuity.



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83msg1sttyme
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77068 2 years, 5 months ago
great stuff keep it coming a little education and class never hurt anyone
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77105 2 years, 5 months ago
83msg1sttyme wrote:
great stuff keep it coming a little education and class never hurt anyone


You are so sweet:)

Thanks for the encouragement!
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Life is sweeter for this!

Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77107 2 years, 5 months ago
I agree, this is fascinating info for travelers of all generations and cultures, Paige, I'm really enjoying it!
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PMoondancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77110 2 years, 5 months ago
SunshineSue wrote:
I agree, this is fascinating info for travelers of all generations and cultures, Paige, I'm really enjoying it!


SunshineSue, I am very happy 'bout that:)

Paige
83msg1sttyme
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77118 2 years, 5 months ago
i think the silk roads were the original internet
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
PMoondancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77135 2 years, 5 months ago
83msg1sttyme wrote:
i think the silk roads were the original internet


That's a very astute observation..."the internet of antiquity"
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Paige MoonDancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77151 2 years, 5 months ago
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The Tuareg controlled these trade routes since ancient times. Women keep their faces uncovered, while the men are veiled. Also known as the "blue men" due to the bluish shade that rubs on the skin (as sun protection) from the indigo used to dye their characteristic blue robes.

Their revered queen Tin Hinan
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rockinbob
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#77162 2 years, 5 months ago
This history and these wonderful pics are really sweet Paige! Thanks a BUNCH for sharing. It brought a smile to my face this morning, wht a way to start a Furthur Friday. Keep up the awesome work and hopefully we will see the bus NYE!
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