Bangladesh: southern branch of the silk road
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Over the last few years, a number of archaeological discoveries have been made that have raised questions and opened up possibly new understanding of the ancient history of Bangladesh. The findings at Wari-Bateshwar point to the possibility of a city-based civilization in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta dating back to 4,000 BC. Another new discovery, which is being actively studied, is the possible existence of a branch of the Silk Road going through Bangladesh. A theoretical framework is required to guide an investigation as well as to acquire and interpret data. This paper explores a framework based on the existence of a southern branch of the Silk Road going through Bangladesh; and then goes on to study the impact that the existence of this route could have had on the history of Bangladesh and, in particular, on the advent of Islam.
Ancient silk road , Bangladesh , Ideas and goods , Connection to Middle East
Baaquie, B. E., Roehner, B. M., & Qing-hai, W. (2018). Bangladesh: southern branch of the silk road. China and the World, 1(3), Article 1850019. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2591729318500190
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