The International Dunhuang Project,
November 12, 2002 1:40 PM   Subscribe

The International Dunhuang Project, developed jointly by the British Library and the National Library of China, makes thousands manuscripts and paintings from ancient caves and temples along the Silk Road viewable to the public. The artifacts were found in the Dunhuang cave in China in 1900 and dispersed to museums around the world, but now they have been brought together on the web. And if you want some appropriate music to go with it, check out Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project.
posted by homunculus (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I love this; thanks, homunculus. I also like typing "homunculus".
posted by taz at 2:46 PM on November 12, 2002

Huh. A similar thread hardly got any comments either. I guess MeFites are immune to the lure of the Golden Road to Samarkand. I'm not, though -- thanks! By the way, if you're interested, there's a movie.
posted by languagehat at 7:31 PM on November 12, 2002

A similar thread hardly got any comments either

"Men are unwise and curiously planned"
posted by taz at 9:51 PM on November 12, 2002

The Silk Road Foundation is pretty interesting, too...
posted by plep at 10:59 PM on November 12, 2002

Excellent resource, homunculus, thanks!
You might be interested in documentary called Detours Along the Silk Route - it's an old link that's been in my bookmarks for years. It was done in 97 or 98 and I think it was one of the earlier web documentaries to use sound, panoramic photos, video clips - at least, it was one of the first ones I found. It's a pretty interesting project - a good read with some great visuals.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:55 PM on November 12, 2002

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