Begram: along ancient Central Asian and Indian trade routes

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One of the important factors in the rapid development of Silk Road trade during the early Common Era was the establishment and growth of the Kushan Empire, which had a profound effect on the political and economic stability of much of Central Asia. Descendents of nomadic tribes from the steppes of the Tienshan and Altai mountains, who were pushed westwards by rival groups and who settled in the region of ancient Bactria in the second century BCE, the Kushans’ territorial expansion brought und...

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