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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia

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The story of the intrepid men who, at great personal risk, led the long–range archaeological raids on the Silk Road, incurring the undying wrath of the Chinese

The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it traveled precious cargoes of silk, gold, and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centers of Buddhist art and learning. In time it began to decline. The traffic slowed, the merchants left, and finally its towns vanished beneath the desert sands to be forgotten for a thousand years. But legends grew of lost cities filled with treasures and guarded by demons. In the early years of the last century foreign explorers began to investigate these legends, and very soon an international race began for the art treasures of the Silk Road. Huge wall paintings, sculptures, and priceless manuscripts were carried away by the ton nd are today scattered through the museums of a dozen countries.

About the Author

Peter Hopkirk has traveled widely in the regions where his six books are set—Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He has worked for twenty years  on the Times.

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ISBN:
9780719564482
Author:
Hopkirk, Peter
Publisher:
John Murray Publishers
Author:
Hopkirk, Peter
Subject:
China
Subject:
World History - China
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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