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Secrets of the Silk Road explores the history of the Tarim Basin in western China. Extraordinarily well-preserved mummies and other materials found at the cross-roads of the legendary Silk Road suggest the area was active for thousands of years, with diverse languages, lifestyles, religions, and cultures present.

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Secrets of the Silk Road explores the history of the Tarim Basin in western China. Extraordinarily well-preserved mummies and other materials found at the cross-roads of the legendary Silk Road suggest the area was active for thousands of years, with diverse languages, lifestyles, religions, and cultures present.

    • video
    Secrets of the Silk Road Promo Video

    Secrets of the Silk Road Promo Video

    • 28 sec
    • video
    Secrets of the Silk Road Promo Video

    Secrets of the Silk Road Promo Video

    • 25 sec
    Interview with Victor Mair for Expedition magazine

    Interview with Victor Mair for Expedition magazine

    • 31 min
    • video
    Secrets of the Silk Road

    Secrets of the Silk Road

    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

    • 1 min
    • video
    Secrets of the Silk Road: Tang Taizong's Noble Steeds

    Secrets of the Silk Road: Tang Taizong's Noble Steeds

    An introduction to the Penn Museum's famous Tang dynasty horse sculptures with the University of Pennsylvania's East Asian Languages and Cultures graduate student, Sarah Laursen.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Secrets of the Silk Road: Xuan Zang and Buddhism

    Secrets of the Silk Road: Xuan Zang and Buddhism

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

    • 4 min

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