For 40 years, Sir Aurel Stein the archaeologist, led the race to uncover a long-lost Buddhist civilization which had lain for a thousand years beneath China's deserts. This book unfolds the remarkable story of how Stein's single-minded dedication revealed the glories of the Silk Road.
A singular inheritance; fast taste of British Raj; ambition finds the way; birth of a great adventure; lost cities of the Silk Road; a fight for freedom; race to the desert; treasures of the "Black Hole"; a hero's welcome; escape from civilization; on the trail of Alexander the Great; Chinese Debacle; in search of another dead desert; "Ready to return to duty"; "Death in some far-off country".
Aurel Stein by Annabel Walker
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John Murray Press
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