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Ancient Khotan (2 VOLS)

M. Aurel Stein
Published Date:
Hardcover 621
13.3" x 10.5" x 2.7"
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10.6 pounds
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US$ 380
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This new English edition consists of the two original volumes combined into one:
Section (Vol.) I: xxiv, 621 pp. of text, including 78 b&w photos and drawings, index
Section (Vol.) II: 17 color and 102 b&w plates, illustrating several hundred objects and fragments, one fold-out map
hardbound in bonded leather.

The kingdom of Khotan, situated on the ancient Silk Road along the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert, in the modern region of Xinjiang, China, flourished for over a millennium from the 2nd century BCE, during which time it served as a pivotal center for economic, cultural and religious exchange between China to the east and the Buddhist kingdoms of Central Asia, to the west. Subsequently falling into obscurity, Khotan remained buried and well preserved beneath arid desert sands until the beginning of the 20th century, when the great explorer, Sir Aurel Stein, led an expedition to the region to excavate and record the sites.

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