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

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The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold, and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. It s oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres 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 up of lost cities filled with treasurees and guarded by demons. In ...

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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia
2006, John Murray Publishers Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780719564482

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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia
2001, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192802118

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