How Roman trade with India made the Empire rich

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We are continuing our new animated historical documentary series on the Roman trade and economy with a video on the trade with India via the Red Sea. Our previous video showed that the conquest of Egypt became crucial for the Empire financially and part of it was the trade with the Indian states and the lucrative spice trade. So, what made the Roman empire trade with India so beneficial? Find out in this video!

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