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Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan
Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological & Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan


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  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108069731

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  • Between 1900 and 1901, the Hungarian-born archaeologist Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943) made the first of several significant trips through Central Asia. In 1903, he published this account of his journey from Calcutta to London via the deserts of Chinese Turkestan. The text is richly illustrated with photographs of locations on the route followed by Stein's party, as well as of the people they encountered and many of the artefacts they excavated in the vicinity of the ancient oasis town of Khotan. Stein intended his book to be accessible to non-specialists, and his descriptions of the many important archaeological discoveries, such as Sanskrit texts of Buddhist scriptures, are interspersed with compelling human details and anecdotes about traversing the challenging terrain of eastern Central Asia. The work of an indefatigable explorer, this book sheds light on the spread of Graeco-Buddhist culture along the Silk Route.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108069731
    • length: 576 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 135 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Calcutta to Kashmir
    2. To Astor and Gilgit
    3. Hunza
    4. On the Taghdumbash Pamir
    5. In Sarikol
    6. On Muztagh-Ata
    7. Through the Gez defile to Kashgar
    8. Stay at Kashgar
    9. Hanui and Ordam-Padshah
    10. Yarkand and Karghalik
    11. On the road to Khotan
    12. Arrival in Khotan
    13. To headwaters of the Yurung-Kash
    14. Over the Kara-Kash ranges
    15. Antiquarian preparations at Khotan
    16. Yotkan, the site of the ancient capital
    17. To the ruins of Dandan-Uiliq
    18. Excavations of Buddhist shrines
    19. First finds of ancient manuscripts
    20. Discovery of dated documents
    21. Through the desert to Keriya
    22. To Niya and Imam Jafar Sadik
    23. First excavation of Kharoshthi tablets
    24. Excavation of ancient residences
    25. Disciveries in an antique rubbish pit
    26. Decipherment of ancient documents on wood and leather
    27. The ruins of Endere
    28. Expedition to Karadong ruins
    29. The search for Hiuen-Tsiang's Pi-mo
    30. Ak-Sipil and the sculptures of the Rawak stupa
    31. Islam Akhun and his forgeries
    32. Last days in Khotan oasis
    33. From Khotan to London

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