silk-road

silk road

Flickr Photo of the Month: Trappings of Yingpan Man [Dec. 2010]
December 20, 2010 · 2 Comments

Trappings of Yingpan Man. 3rd – 4th century by cybertoad, on Flickr. Posted here with permission. There are some amazing photographers that wander the halls of HMNS, and when we’re lucky, they share what they capture in our HMNS Flickr pool. This month, we’re re-starting a series where we’ll share one of these photos on […]

The Silk Road: A Timeless Story
December 13, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

This blog entry deals with our current Secrets of the Silk Road exhibit. It connects several topics, all related to our current exhibit. We start with the stars at the center of the show: people, and the history of their presence in the region. Next topic: the stuff we humans carry with us and eventually […]

Secrets of the Silk Road: Trade
November 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

A rectangular piece of tapestry identified as coming from Sampul, in the Xingjian Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. When an archaeologist is asked what he or she does, a short answer might be: “we try to reconstruct past behavior using evidence coming from the material record.” In plain English, we look at a culture in […]

Of Chinese mummies, and a relative of a famous German WWI fighter pilot
October 22, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

While I was reading up on the archaeology of the Tarim Basin for our new exhibit, Secrets of the Silk Road, I kept thinking of “the artist formerly known as Prince.” Why? What in the world does he have to do with 4000-year old mummies? The answer is simple. There is one aspect he and […]


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