Silk Road

The Silk Road was a network of ancient trade routes across Central Asia that linked people, ideas, goods, technology, and diseases from Rome to China during the period from c. 500 BCE to 1500 CE

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Ancient Nara: Influences from Silk Road areas
Ani: medieval city that was once one of the cultural and commercial centres on the Silk Road (AB ev)
Anjar: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Armenian Monastic Ensembles: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Baalbek: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Bosra: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Divrigi: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens: Silk was grown in the Hevsel Gardens, contributing to the important trade from and through Diyarbakır to Aleppo (AB ev)
Gonbad-e Qâbus: Jorjan town was commercially significant in the Roman period due to its location on the Silk Road between Merv and Ctesiphon (AB ev)
Gyeongju: The Silk Road contributed to the Golden Age of Silla. Silla Kings allied with the Tang dynasty to defeat rival Korean kingdoms. The flowering of Buddhism in Gyeongju in the 7th and 8th centuries began with the Silk Road extending to the Korean peninsula.
Hatra: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Itchan Kala: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Kathmandu Valley: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Longmen Grottoes: Luoyang was the east capital of Tang Dynasty, the centre of silk road
Makli, Thatta: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Meidan Emam, Esfahan: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Nisa: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Okinoshima Island: Okinoshima is on the maritime route that connect Japan with Mainland Asia. Many offerings come from silk road.
Orkhon Valley: AB evaluation: "The broad, shallow river valley provides water and shelter, key requisites for its role as a staging post on the ancient trade routes across the steppes, such as those now known as the ?Silk Road?, and for its development as the centre of two of the vast central Asian empires."
Samarra: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries: "According to tradition, the Precepts Platform at Tongdosa temple contains a relic of the historical Buddha brought to Silla by Jajang as a gift from Tang China." - Advisory Body Evaluation
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple: The Silk Road contributed to the Golden Age of Silla. Silla Kings allied with the Tang dynasty to defeat rival Korean kingdoms. The flowering of Buddhism in Gyeongju in the 7th and 8th centuries began with the Silk Road extending to the Korean peninsula.
Shushtar: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Site of Xanadu: an important stopping place on the silk route (AB ev)
Soltaniyeh: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Sviyazhsk: crossroads of the Silk and Volga routes
Takht-e Soleyman: According to ICOMOS Thematic Study from 2014
Yazd: Close to the Spice and Silk Roads.

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