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Secrets of the Silk Road

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By ekcampbell - Jun 16 2011
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These are stellar videos! Thanks for providing these. Audio and video components are top quality. The information is fantastic, I want to keep learing more about the Silk Road. I would love a suggested reading list. I'm pretty upset that I missed this exhibit. I'm making it a point to never again miss another Penn Museum exhibit.

iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
1
0
0
1

Superb!

By ekcampbell - Jun 16 2011
Read more
These are stellar videos! Thanks for providing these. Audio and video components are top quality. The information is fantastic, I want to keep learing more about the Silk Road. I would love a suggested reading list. I'm pretty upset that I missed this exhibit. I'm making it a point to never again miss another Penn Museum exhibit.
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Secrets of the Silk Road

Latest release on Aug 08, 2011

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Xinjiang Textiles: More Corridors in the Goldmine

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Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber is a Professor Emerita of Archaeology and Linguistics at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She is a curatorial consultant to the exhibition, Secrets of the Silk Road.

The symposium "Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity" was held in March 2011 at the Penn Museum in conjunction with the major exhibit from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road." The symposium was the first major event in over 15 years to focus on the history of the Silk Road and the origins of the mysterious Tarim Basin mummies. Since the last milestone conference was held on the topic at the Penn Museum in 1996, new archaeological discoveries and scholarly advances had been made, creating the need to critically reshape the very idea of the "Silk Road."

Jun 15 2011

38mins

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Rank #2: Indo-European Dispersals and the Eurasian Steppe: Research Agendas

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Dr. J.P. Mallory is a Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The symposium "Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity" was held in March 2011 at the Penn Museum in conjunction with the major exhibit from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road." The symposium was the first major event in over 15 years to focus on the history of the Silk Road and the origins of the mysterious Tarim Basin mummies. Since the last milestone conference was held on the topic at the Penn Museum in 1996, new archaeological discoveries and scholarly advances had been made, creating the need to critically reshape the very idea of the "Silk Road."

Jun 14 2011

49mins

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Rank #3: The Silk Road in Late Antiquity: Politics, Trade, and Culture Contact between Rome and China, 300-700 CE

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Peter Brown is a Professor of History and the Director of the Program in Hellennic Studies at Princeton University.

The symposium "Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity" was held in March 2011 at the Penn Museum in conjunction with the major exhibit from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road." The symposium was the first major event in over 15 years to focus on the history of the Silk Road and the origins of the mysterious Tarim Basin mummies. Since the last milestone conference was held on the topic at the Penn Museum in 1996, new archaeological discoveries and scholarly advances had been made, creating the need to critically reshape the very idea of the "Silk Road."

Jun 14 2011

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Rank #4: Closing Remarks: Reconfiguring the Silk Road

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Wang Binghua is the Director Emeritus of the Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology in the Xinjiang Uigher Autonomous Region in China.

The symposium "Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity" was held in March 2011 at the Penn Museum in conjunction with the major exhibit from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road." The symposium was the first major event in over 15 years to focus on the history of the Silk Road and the origins of the mysterious Tarim Basin mummies. Since the last milestone conference was held on the topic at the Penn Museum in 1996, new archaeological discoveries and scholarly advances had been made, creating the need to critically reshape the very idea of the "Silk Road."

Jun 14 2011

59mins

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Rank #5: At the Limits: Long Distance Trade in the Time of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Kings

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Dr. Joseph Manning is the William K. and Marilyn Milton Simpson Professor of Classics and History at Yale University.

The symposium "Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity" was held in March 2011 at the Penn Museum in conjunction with the major exhibit from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road." The symposium was the first major event in over 15 years to focus on the history of the Silk Road and the origins of the mysterious Tarim Basin mummies. Since the last milestone conference was held on the topic at the Penn Museum in 1996, new archaeological discoveries and scholarly advances had been made, creating the need to critically reshape the very idea of the "Silk Road."

Jun 14 2011

43mins

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Rank #6: Secrets of the Silk Road: The Qianling Mausoleum

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Walk through the Tang dynasty tomb of Emperor Gaozong and his empress, the infamous Wu Zetian, with the Penn Museum's Senior Registrar, Dr. Xiuqin Zhou.

Jun 13 2011

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Rank #7: Secrets of the Silk Road: A Bazaar in Urumqi

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With the Penn Museum's Chief of Staff Jim Mathieu and Senior Registrar Xiuqin Zhou, experience the sights and sounds of a present-day bazaar in the city of Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region.

Jun 13 2011

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Rank #8: Secrets of the Silk Road: Introduction

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Contributing Curator Victor Mair introduces the landmark exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road at the Penn Museum February 5 - June 5, 2011.

Find out more at http://www.penn.museum/silkroad

Jun 13 2011

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Rank #9: Secrets of the Silk Road: Behind the Scenes with the Penn Museum's Exhibits Department

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Get a brief glimpse into the development of the interactive features for the "Secrets of the Silk Road" exhibition with the Penn Museum's Exhibits Department.

Jun 13 2011

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Rank #10: Secrets of the Silk Road: Xuan Zang and Buddhism

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The Penn Museum's Keeper of the Asian Collections, Stephen Lang, discusses the Buddhist monk Xuan Zang and the Silk Road.

Jun 10 2011

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