The practice of trading goods has been around for centuries. Historically, the most well-known and influential trade route is the Silk Road or Silk Route. This was the structures of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interface throughout regions of Asia. It continentally linked the West and East as Chinese traders and merchants traveled it to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time.
And its name lives up to this day… albeit in a different route and in a darker shade too.