Holding together a growing empire

Innovations in ironworking provided the Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) with weapons to secure territory and better tools to farm it. To fund the many projects that helped maintain order across the empire, the government aimed to control valuable goods like iron and salt.

  1. 8Image of salt production

  2. 7Axe

  3. 6Lamp

  4. 5Sword

  5. 1-4Coins

  6. TOPICWhat was the cost of living in an empire?