Earliest discovered silk is 3630 BC

Am reading the marvelous book “Silk Road,” so spent a couple of minutes reading about silk…  Silk was developed in ancient China, and has been found in tombs dating back to 3630 BC.  Originally, silk was reserved for emperors and its production steps kept secret to maintain a Chinese monopoly, but by 200 BC North Korea had acquired the ability to produce silk, and within 300 years several other cultures in Eurasia were also producing silk.  It was incredibly valuable, and often used as currency since coins were difficult to produce and even more difficult to exchange between cultures.

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Earliest discovered silk is 3630 BC

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