Their was continuity and change in trade in the Indian ocean over the aforementioned years. Japanese Trade[ edit ] Japanese portolan sailing map, depicting the Indian Ocean and the East Asian coast, early 17th century.
Muziris, of the same Kingdom, abounds in ships sent there with cargoes from Arabia, and by the Greeks; it is located on a river, distant from Tyndis by river and sea five hundred stadia, and up the river from the shore twenty stadia" — Arikamedu[ edit ] The Periplus Maris Erythraei mentions a marketplace named Poduke ch.
With that, the two-thousand-year-old Indian Ocean trade network was crippled, if not completely destroyed. The regional ports of Barbaricum modern KarachiSounagoura central Bangladesh BarygazaMuziris in Kerala, KorkaiKaveripattinam and Arikamedu on the southern tip of present-day India were the main centers of this trade, along with Kodumanalan inland city.
Another change was how things were traded. There spices intrigued the population of places like Egypt and China who were unaccustomed to Indian flavors.
The Chola Empire 3rd century BCE— CE in southern India dazzled travelers with its wealth and luxury; Chinese visitors record parades of elephants covered with gold cloth and jewels marching through the city streets.
One continuity is simply trade, for this 1, years the Indian ocean was an important trading zone. The reason Ming China had imported animals was because they were in an age of exploration at the time and wanted to have some animals for their exotic royal zoo. At the time, those who controlled the most of the Indian Ocean had a great deal of economic power.