The Spread Of Paper

Paper traveled the Silk Road and had a lasting impact

How Paper Was Made and the Silk Road

The Silk Road was a system of trade routes used between Asia, Europe, and Africa, that lasted from 2nd century BC through the 14th century AD. Paper was created in ancient China in the second century A.D.(road.com/artl/papermaking.shtml>)The process was mixing finely chopped mulberry bark and hemp rags with water, mashing it flat, letting the water soak out and then letting it dry in the sun. (<http://wipapercouncil.org/about-paper/how-paper-is-made/>)Paper definitely had biggest impact out of all of the items that traveled the silk road.

Impact Of Paper

Paper impacted the world very significantly. Without paper, we would have almost no way to easily write. Paper had the biggest impact on the world of all the items that traveled the Silk Road. Imagine every place but China with no paper, there would be no easy way to communicate to people far away, nothing to easily write upon, and have to use gold or silver coins because we could not have any paper money. These are just some of the examples that paper was the most important of items to travel the Silk Road.(PaperCutz 4 Planet Ark." The Environmental Impact of Paper Production. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. <http://papercutz.planetark.org/paper/impact.cfm>)

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