SE Asia’s earliest Maritime Silk Road ports found in Myanmar

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Source: Myanmar Times, 20190524
Source: Myanmar Times, 20190524
Source: Myanmar Times, 20190524

via Myanmar Times, 24 May 2019: The Franco-Myanmar project investigating silk road ports in Myanmar.

The Franco-Myanmar project ‘Thanintaryi and the Maritime Silk Roads’ reveals the unique role of south Myanmar in the world’s oldest maritime commercial route, which spanned 10,000 kilometers from Rome to China over 2,000 years ago.

The maritime Silk Road is one of the most ancient trans-continental trading routes in the world, with different sections connecting to meet the demands of cities, elites, and merchants from China to Rome. These roads have played a defining role in world history, and are responsible for historical interactions, including the spread of Buddhism from its birth in North East India to South East Asia and into China, to the black pest.

Source: SE Asia’s earliest Maritime Silk Road ports found in Myanmar | The Myanmar Times