Class 5 Session A   Introduction to Aurel Stein: His Overall Career April 11

Core Readings:

Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, And The Unearthing Of The World's Oldest Printed Book.  Pages 1-32 – Prologue and Chapters 1 & 2

Stein’s Team  Click to see photos of Stein, his men and his animals.


                                                                                                      Stein in Lahore, circa 1900 

                                                                                                                        Image courtesy Hungarian Academy of Sciences

For Further Reading:

Photos from Ruins of Desert Cathay, by Xenophon  See:   The reproductions in the online text of Ruins don’t do justice to Stein’s photography, which makes this website by the Xenophon Military History Group invaluableStein’s photos from the book are reproduced here in very good quality.

Hidden Treasures of the Silk Road

Profile of Aurel Stein — Encyclopedia Iranica

Aurel Stein - Wikipedia