The Silk Road is a term that refers to the network of interlinking trade routes that stretched across Asia all the way to Europe, connecting as well parts of the Mediterranean, North, and East Africa. The Silk Road was the most enduring trade route in human history, being used for about 1,500 years
is fascinating and full of military conquest, fearless explorers, religious pilgrims and great thinkers, along with the humble tradesmen who risked life and limb for profit as they led their loaded caravans across dangerous deserts, mountains and steppes. In the history of Great Silk Road there were familiar figures such as Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane.. The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China to the Mediterranean during various periods of time. It lasted until 15th century, when newly-discovered sea routes to Asia opened up.