The Global Impact of Trade

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Which region has historically been known for its great traders?

The Middle East

What were some of the goods traded along the Silk Road?

Silk, spices, perfumes, rice, and sugar

What was the centre of the frankincense trade in ancient times?

Dhofar

What was one of the most valuable products in the ancient world?

Frankincense

What were some of the goods traded by Arab dhows?

Goods from India, China, and East Africa

Merchants travelled far from their homes to trade in ______ and spices.

silk

Countries trade with each other in food, fuel, cars, ______, chemicals and machinery.

textiles

The ______ discovered sea routes to India, China and East Africa.

Arab dhows

In 5000 BCE, the centre of the ______ trade was Dhofar.

frankincense

Frankincense was one of the most valuable products in the ancient world, so traders in ______ became very wealthy.

frankincense

Study Notes

Impact of Trade on History

  • Trade has historically started wars, enriched countries, and led to the discovery of new lands

Historical Trade Routes

  • Merchants used to travel far to trade in silk and spices
  • Caravans carried goods like silk, spices, perfumes, rice, and sugar along the Silk Road to China and the Far East
  • Arab dhows sailed across the ocean to discover sea routes to India, China, and East Africa

Oman and Middle East Trade

  • Omanis have been great traders due to the Middle East's strategic location between East (India, China) and West (Europe)
  • The Middle East lands have been an excellent location for trade with countries in both directions

Frankincense Trade

  • In 5000 BCE, Dhofar was the centre of the frankincense trade
  • Frankincense was one of the most valuable products in the ancient world, making traders wealthy

Test your knowledge on the historical impact of trade and the evolution of goods traded over time. Explore the role of Arab traders, particularly the Omanis, in shaping global commerce. Discover how trade has influenced wars, wealth, and the discovery of new lands throughout history.

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