History / History -European & World . / Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia (Oxford Paperbacks) by Hopkirk, Peter Hopkirk, Peter                               Book Description: The Silk Road was the great trans-Asian highway linking Imperial Rome with distant China. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold, ivory, plants and animals, art and knowledge. A thousand years after it fell into disuse, a Swede, Sven Hedin, stumbled onto one of its lost towns and began a race to plunder the treasures buried beneath the desert sands. Defying local legends of vengeful demons, archaeologists carried off vast quantities of wall-paintings, sculptures, silks,: and manuscripts.  --This text refers to the Paperback edition. : : Synopsis: The Silk Road, the great trans-Asian highway linking Imperial Rome to China, reached the height of its importance during the Tang Dynasty. Along it travelled precious cargoes as well as new ideas, art and knowledge. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres of trade. However, as the Chinese lost control of the region, it began to decline to the point where the towns disappeared beneath desert sands. Local legends grew of buried treasure guarded by demons. This is the story of the intrepid adventurers who, at great personal risk, led long-range archaeological raids to the region in the early years of the 20th century. Profiles of such archaeologists as Sir Aurel Stein, who carried off large quantities of priceless wall paintings, sculptures, silks and early manuscripts, augment a narrative which also traces the fate of the works of art that were removed.Comments: pristine- as new , and available immediately
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  • Book Title: Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia (Oxford Paperbacks)
  • Author: Hopkirk, Peter
  • ISBN: 0192814877
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Year Published: July 19, 1984
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