Given the accessibility to surrounding areas, local people started to expand their presence. As a result, Arabs and Persians built a prototype global trade system and facilitated cultural exchanges.
Thanks to such trans-continental communication, the Middle East also embraced prosperity and progress.
The ancient Silk Road finally came into being after arduous efforts of the ancients thanks to an “invisible hand” of free trade, which still shapes the modern economy. The hand virtually fuels the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, an initiative put forward by China on the basis of the ancient route.