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Tests have revealed three glass beads discovered in the Fifth Century “Utsukushi” burial mound in Nagaoka, near Kyoto, were probably made some time between the first and the fourth century, the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties said.
originally posted by: stormcell
There was the "Silk Road", a trading network going all the way from Europe to China. Traders didn't travel all the way from Europe to China, but instead formed a chain link of small to-and-fro commutes. Whole families spent their entire lives just traveling by camel herd from one town to another buying and selling merchandise. But in that way, silk came from China and gold went out from the Roman empire, which thus meant the Romans had to invade Egypt.