Certain resources were not available in all areas.
The trails were used for communication between groups.
People wanted to take land and to keep control of that land.
Travelers enjoyed exploring nearby lands after trading for spices
To allow patricians and plebeians to read and vote for the laws
To record the laws so that historians would understand ancient culture
To ensure that citizens of the civilization would read and understand the laws
To guarantee that each politician received a personal copy of the printed laws
They told about the past leaders of the Egyptian society
They told about the gods and goddesses that they worshiped
They told about the military battles of the past Egyptian armies.
They told about the great pharaohs from the three great kingdoms.
Bibles were published in all languages.
Missionaries followed conquerors and colonists.
Christian sea captains sold fares to other Christians.
European monarchs practiced the religion when they traveled.
The spread of unifying systems of government
Colonization of weaker nations along the trade routes
Use of silk throughout ancient and modern societies
The spread of religions throughout the trade routes