[[File:Caravane_sur_la_Route_de_la_soie_-_Atlas_catalan.jpg|thumbnail|left|Caravan on the Silk Road]]
One very influential connection made between Europe and China in ancient periods was the so-called Silk Road. While this did not mean a specific road across long periods, it did represent a network of routes that connected much of the Old World between Europe and China for roughly 1500 years and brought about profound technical and cultural changes that had global ramifications.
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