Full Backgrounds and nearly complete account of the Path of
Buddhism from India through the Pamirs into China, Tibet,
Mongolia and East and South Asia beyond. Great Photos !
* The City of Loulan (or KuLouLan) in History
Useful Pages with historic background information ,
current day information, weather, and even the exact
geographical location and local terrain.
Sven Anders Hedin (1865 AD - 1952 AD).
Useful long article on the Famous Svedish Explorer, Silk Road Traveler and Geographer, Sven Anders Hedin who rediscovered the Lost City Kingdom of Loulan, an ancient silk road oasis and trading post and who first mapped Lop Nur.
Chronology of European Exploration in Asia.
Very Handy Time-line with good historical facst and details on the European Exploration of the Silk Road. Includes Marco Polo 13Th Century) and 19Th Century Explorers. By Wikipedia.org
In-Depth historic account of the Xiong-Nu Tribes of the Chin & Han Dynasty Era Silk Road.Find out about the adversaries of the Chinese in the struggle for control of the Hexi Corridor and Silk Trade Route beyond.
Marc Aurel Stein (1862 AD - 1943 AD).
Useful but incomplete article on the notorious explorer, tomb raider and profit archeoligist Marc Aurel Stein, of Hungarian Origin. Stein, among others, was responsible for the disappearance of large amouts of buddhist scriptures from the Mogao Library Cave at Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China. Stein's trophies are now large in Musea in Europe and the USA.
* The City of Merv (or Antioch) in History
Useful long article with historic background information ,
current day information and even the exact geographical
location and local terrain.
Exploration of the Silk Road / Silk Road Explorers :