Aug 01, 2022
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The Baltic Sea is the largest producing area of amber. Because amber is a precious ornament, it is known as "Baltic Gold". Since ancient times, the amber of the Baltic Sea has traveled from the neighboring Baltic countries, through Poland, Hungary, Vienna, Romania, and finally to Venice in the Mediterranean Sea. This was the main commercial route of the Roman Empire from north to south, also known as the Amber Route. This European amber road can be compared with the Asian Silk Road. It runs through Europe between the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea and is the main whatsapp database trade route in Eastern Europe in ancient times. Through the history of the Amber Road, we can learn about the relationship and interaction between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia (the predecessor of Germany). Near the Neolithic Age, the Baltic Sea coast had formed an amber production and processing center. The northern Jutland Peninsula (Ютланд) was an important town for amber production at that time. It was the hometown of the Teutons and is now the territory of Denmark. The Jutlanders continued to pay tribute to the ancient states of the Mediterranean, due to their rich amber deposits, until the Jutlanders tried to move out when the amber stores were exhausted in the 3rd century AD. The rise of the North Sea at the time provided residents with the opportunity to emigrate. People began to look for new places where they could fish, and the Jutlanders happened to discover larger amber deposits in Sambia (Самбия, part of the Kaliningrad region). The Jutlanders decided to cultivate here. The archaeologist Arturas Miscavičius (Артурас Мицкявичюс) believes that the Jutlandian migration had a profound influence on the West Slavs, in addition to introducing a unique material culture, but also diverting trade routes.