Religions of the Silk Road Lecture

| September 23, 2011

The Red Buddha Hall Road Revisited: Tibet, China and their Struggle for the Silk Road through the Pamir
John Mock, UCSC

Monday, September 26, 2011
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall

On five trips to Wakhan in 2004-2007, John Mock had the opportunity to re-visit all sites described by Aurel Stein from Stein’s travels in 1906.  This talk expands upon Stein’s descriptions and presents an initial analysis of several new finds. These include the site Lien Yun, which Stein discussed but was unable to locate, Tibetan inscriptions, Tibetan-style fort complexes and watch towers, numerous rock carvings that appear to represent Silk Route caravan trade, and older rock carvings depicting wild yak hunting in the Pamir.

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