Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along The Silk Road

Joan Aruz Kim Benzel Jean M. Evans

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Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along The Silk Road

Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along The Silk Road By Joan Aruz Kim Benzel Jean M. Evans Afghanistan Forging Civilizations Along The Silk Road During its early history Afghanistan was a crossroads of commerce from diverse cultures along its bustling trade routes known as the Silk Road which stretched from China to Egypt This compelling vo

  • Title: Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along The Silk Road
  • Author: Joan Aruz Kim Benzel Jean M. Evans
  • ISBN: 9780300141436
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along The Silk Road By Joan Aruz Kim Benzel Jean M. Evans During its early history, Afghanistan was a crossroads of commerce from diverse cultures along its bustling trade routes, known as the Silk Road, which stretched from China to Egypt This compelling volume examines objects from Afghanistan s antiquity stone and terracotta architecture and sculpture, coins, ivories, and encrusted gold jewelry as it leads us through the riDuring its early history, Afghanistan was a crossroads of commerce from diverse cultures along its bustling trade routes, known as the Silk Road, which stretched from China to Egypt This compelling volume examines objects from Afghanistan s antiquity stone and terracotta architecture and sculpture, coins, ivories, and encrusted gold jewelry as it leads us through the rich background of this fascinating country Expert perspectives on archaeology, art history, and material culture can be found in ten essays, originally presented at a symposium at the Metropolitan Museum, of superb finds from A Khanum, Begram, and Tillya Tepe Illustrated with over 100 reproductions, these essays explore such issues as the Hellenic presence in Bactria relations between nomadic and sedentary populations contacts with Rome, Iran, China, and India and the creation of unique Bactrian styles of expression.
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    1. Wendelle So on said:

      essays coinciding with the revelation and exhibit of collections from the Afghan National Museum that were courageously hidden by some Afghans following the policy of destruction of human depicting art by the Taliban regime Tracing a rich history from Ancient Bactria, separate essays evaluate the evident influence of Greek, Roman, Indian, and then the Eurasian steppes on Bactrian art and metalwork due to its position within the network of the Silk Road The Afghan Museum s motto is that A Nation [...]

    2. Megan on said:

      Catalog of the 2009 Beyond Babylon exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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