Secrets of the Silk Road – Coming Soon to HMNS!


April 1, 2010
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Strikingly well-preserved mummies, tall in stature and fair in complexion, have lain in the parched Tarim Basin of western China for 3,800 years. Wearing Western-influenced textiles and possessing surprising technologies and customs, the identity of these extraordinary people is a mystery! Who were these people?

Secrets of the Silk Road, a new HMNS exhibition, will give you a chance to unravel the mystery starting Aug. 27. For the first time ever, three of the more than 100 Caucasian mummies found and preserved in the western China’s inhospitable desert sands are being presented in the United States. This exhibit will also showcase over 150 objects drawn from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and the Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology in Urumqi.

Don’t miss your chance to learn the surprising details about the people who lived along the ancient Silk Road.

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Want to know more? Check out these articles:
USA Today
LA Times
CultureMonster blog
Archaeology

Steven
Authored By Steven Cowan

Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations, and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the country. After all, he majored in History at Vassar College. Within three months of graduation, he landed a spot in the PR department and has not looked back since. He is fast becoming a communications fanatic, spending a tremendous amount of his time promoting the museum and all it has to offer.

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