The following are some links that could be useful under our topic of Mapping Asia.
The Silk Road (Connection between Europe & Asia)
The Silk Road does not only consist of silk trade, it also have a wide range of products traded such as tools, religious objects, artworks, precious stones and more. It is connected to the Spice Route (Maritime Silk Road) through other trade and connecting routes which provide merchants with a wide range of goods available to trade (Land and Sea).
This route also enable merchants to have intellectual and cultural exchange where knowledge about crafts, technologies (paper making/printing press), art, languages, religion (Buddhism, Hinduism) and more are shared.
It is a network of land and sea trade routes that linked the Mediterranean world with Eastern and Southern sources of incense, spices and other luxury goods.