Fire and Rain — Trade

Our Shores: The Story of an Amazing Shipwreck

Art Trade

People have been trading goods along our island shores for over thousands of years, way before the Europeans ever got here.  The technologically advanced and sea worthy vessels of the Arabs carried goods manufactured (and specified to order) in China as early as the Tang dynasty (618 - 907) when there was an amazing explosion of "globalisation". We have always known about the robust overland trade along the Silk Road into Inner Asia, but never have we had the definitive proof that the maritime trade was as lively as the land trade during that period until the discovery of the...

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