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16 August 2006

New Resources From Silk Road Seattle


08 Aug 2006

Silk Road Seattle, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

"Silk Road Seattle is an ongoing public education project using the 'Silk Road' theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A. D.) to the Seventeenth Century. [...]"

Supplied note:
"I am pleased to announce some significant additions to the already rich collection of teaching and learning materials on Silk Road Seattle [see the URL below] I am circulating this notice to silkroad-l and Central-Eurasia-L and would appreciate its being forwarded to other relevant lists. [...] Here are highlights of the new material, which can also be readily accessed from the New Additions button on our opening page:

Silk Road Geography:
An introductory essay and a new set of image galleries featuring landscapes and geography of Eurasia.

Museum Collections:
Most of the images have captions which include where possible references to published catalogues and further information. All of the new material is in the section of 'Featured Museums.'
1. Images from the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia - Over 975 images, a good many being recent color photographs, among them: an excellent selection of the early Inner Asian nomad imaterials, especially from the Pazyryk burials, an extensive collection of Sasanian silver, Islamic ceramics and much more.
- We have digitized and posted the largest part of the images in Smirnov's magnificent 1909 portfolio, Eastern Silver (Vostochnoe serebro). - Images and a pdf file of the complete English text from Boris Marshak's Sogdian Silver (Sogdiiskoe serebro) (1971), posted with the kind permission of the author;
- Images and a pdf file of the complete text of Camilla Trever, Excavations in Northern Mongolia (1924-1925) (1932) on the first Noin Ula excavations.
2. Images from the State Historical Museum in Moscow, including many good ones of early Central Asian material and of Golden Horde (Mongol) material.
3. Extensive additions to our previously posted collection of images from the National Museum of Mongolian History in Ulaanbaatar. The selection includes a lot of Xiongnu material, quite a few images of the recently-excavated Bilge Qaghan treasure, and a substantial amount of material from the period of the Mongol Empire.
4. Images of the outstanding collection of Mongolian Buddhist ritual objects and art in the Choijin Lama Museum, Ulaanbaatar.

Cities and Architecture:
A number of new, illustrated web essays and image sets, many of them contributed by Prof. Frank Harold. 1. Yazd, Iran; 2. The Alborz, Iran & the Assassin Castles; 3. Bam, Iran; 4. Bamiyan, Afghanistan; 5. Herat, Afghanistan; 6. Mashad & the Shrine of Imam Reza; 7. Balkh and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan; 8. Shahr-i-Sabz (Kesh); 9. Additions to Images of Bukhara, courtesy of Prof. Florian Schwarz; 10. Images of Samarkand, courtesy of Prof. Schwarz; 11. Images of Turkmenistan, courtesy of Prof. Schwarz; 12. Almaliq, Xinjiang.

Traditional Culture:
1. Erecting a Ger (Yurt) in Mongolia. A slide show, images from 2005.

Historical Texts:
1. The Kharosthi Documents from Chinese Turkestan. The complete text of Burrow's translations of the documents from Niya in the Stein Collection, courtesy of the Royal Asiatic Society. 2. Accounts of Chinese Travelers to Central Asia in the Mongol era (from Bretschneider): I. Yeh-lu Ch'u t'sai (Si Yu Lu) II. Wu-ku-sun Chung tuan (Pei Shi Ki) III. Ch'ang Ch'un 3. The Travels of John Marignolli, 1338-1353 - Franciscan sent as papal legate to the Mongol Emperor of China. - dw."

Site contents:
* Virtual Art Exhibit; * Museum Collections; * Cities and Architecture; * Traditional Culture; * Maps; * Geography; * Historical Texts; * Teaching/Learning Guides; * Events Archive; * Buddhist MSS Project; * Seattle-based Resources; * The Simpson Center; * The Silkroad Foundation; * Contact Information Copyright.


Internet Archive
(web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract.]

Link reported by:
Daniel Waugh (dwaugh--at--u.washington.edu), forwarded by central-eurasia-l--at--lists.fas.harvard.edu

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