Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along the Silk Road
Afghanistan, standing at the crossroads of major trade routes, has a long and complex history. Its rich cultural heritage bears the imprint of many traditions, from Greece and Iran to the nomadic world of the Eurasian steppes and China. The essays in this volume concentrate on periods of great artistic development: the Bactrian Bronze Age and the eras following the conquests of Alexander the Great, with a special focus on the sites of Ai Khanum, Begram, and Tillya Tepe. These contributions -- in response to the reappearance of the magnificent hidden treasures from Afghanistan and their exhibition -- have shed new light on the significance of these works and have reinvigorated the discussion of the arts and culture of Central Asia. -- Publisher description.
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1st century A.D. Achaemenid Afghan Afghanistan 2008 Altai ancient appliqués archaeological artifacts artisans artistic Asian Bactria Bactrian gold beakers Begram Begram ivory boot buckles Bopearachchi Bronze Age burial carvings Central Asia century A.D. Gold century A.D. Ivory China Chinese coins crown culture Decorative plaque depicted dragon east eastern essay Eucratides excavations exhibition feline ﬁg ﬁgure ﬁnds ﬁrst ﬁsh ﬁve Francfort Graeco-Bactrian Greek Gyeongju Hackin Heliocles Ibid India ivory and bone jewelry Kabul king kingdom kurgan Kushan Leidy motifs Mundigak Museum of Afghanistan National Museum ofAfghanistan nomadic northern numismatic objects obverse ofthe ornaments Oxus Parthian Paul Bernard pendants pieces quarter of 1st reﬂect region reverse Room 13 Sarianidi 1985 sculptures second century second quarter sheath signiﬁcant Silk Road Silla silver similar stan steppe stone style stylistic third century Tillya Tepe tion Tomb traditions treasure turquoise vessels Viktor Sarianidi Whitehouse Xianbei Xinjiang Xiongnu Yuezhi