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Journeys on the Silk Road : a desert explorer, Buddha's secret library, and the unearthing of the world's oldest printed book

Author: Joyce Morgan; Conrad Walters
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2012.
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The Silk Road once linked China with the Mediterranean. It conveyed merchants, pilgrims and ideas; but its cultures and oases were swallowed by shifting sands. Central to the Silk Road's rediscovery was a man named Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-born scholar and archaeologist employed by the British service. When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900 and uncovered scrolls undisturbed for a thousand years, Stein  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Morgan; Conrad Walters
ISBN: 9780762782970 0762782978
OCLC Number: 783147143
Notes: Originally published: Sydney : Picador, 2011.
Description: viii, 325 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Great Race --
Signs of wonder --
The listening post --
The moon and the mail --
The Angels' Sanctuary --
City of sands --
Tricks and trust --
Key to the cave --
The hidden gem --
The thieves' road --
Affliction in the orchard --
Frozen --
Yesterday, having drunk too much --
Stormy debut --
Treasure hunters --
Hangman's Hill --
Facets of a jewel --
Shifting sands --
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Responsibility: Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters.

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The Silk Road once linked China with the Mediterranean. It conveyed merchants, pilgrims and ideas; but its cultures and oases were swallowed by shifting sands. Central to the Silk Road's rediscovery was a man named Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-born scholar and archaeologist employed by the British service. When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900 and uncovered scrolls undisturbed for a thousand years, Stein secured the scrolls, the Diamond Sutra of AD 868. This is the story of the scrolls, and their journey to London
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