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12 March 2020Hidden Treasures of The Silk Road: Bezeklik Frescoes, Dunhuang Scrolls and the unique Bactrian Gold
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Hidden Treasures of The Silk Road: Bezeklik Frescoes, Dunhuang Scrolls and the unique Bactrian Gold Hannie Sutcliffe Thursday 12 March 2020

Linking China with the shores of the Mediterranean World, and on to Rome, the Silk Road was once the most important trade route in the ancient world. No other highway is as laden with romance and adventure as this, over its 8000km, crossing some of the most spectacular and inaccessible regions of Asia. 

The story of the exotic and mysterious "Cross Roads" of Asia is filled with adventures and surprises.This lecture focuses on the archaeological discoveries of the 20th century from ancient Bactria, at the crossroads of central Asia (modern Afghanistan), including the Tillya Tepe gold hoard from Begram (the ancient Alexandria of the Caucasus).


Hannie Sutcliffe, lectures extensively to museums, art and historical societies, and is an Arts Society and Art Fund lecturer. She has been the guide, lecturer and researcher on sixteen tours to China.