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Traveling Along the Silk Road with Joseph Greene

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture at (Virtual) Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, Cambridge MA

Dec 03 2020
Traveling Along the Silk Road with Joseph Greene

We will travel back along the Silk Road from west to east with Harvard’s Dr. Joseph Greene, pausing to consider how the Near East pivots gradually but perceptibly toward Asia.

The Silk Road was and still is more an idea than an actuality. In the distant past, it was mapped only in the minds of those who traveled it and, then, only partially. Today it can be mapped more completely in retrospect by historians, archaeologists, and latter-day, arm-chair travelers such as ourselves. The Silk Road of old was more than a road and carried more than silk. This was a complex interlocking and overlapping network of land routes paralleled or supplanted here and there by sea

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

6:00 pm at (Virtual) Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

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