Silk Roads
May 1, 2006 8:57 PM   Subscribe

The Digital Silk Roads Project continues to grow apace with more additions from the Toyo Bunko rare books archive. Now available online, among others, are Les grottes de Touen-Houang, The Thousand Buddhas and several German books, including Chotscho. Unfortunately, all of the high resolution images are greyscale. [related]
posted by tellurian (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Awesome photos
thank you for the post.
posted by hortense at 11:28 PM on May 1, 2006

I find this stuff fascinating; thanks for the update.
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:44 AM on May 2, 2006

When I saw the famous sino-japanese documentary about the silk road, Tun Huan, Khotan, the Takla makan desert, in the late eighties/ early nineties I was blown away. The thousand buddhas, the story about the self appointed lone librarian that Sven Hedin encountered, the library that Sven Hedin found/stole, etc etc.

Thanks for reminding me.
posted by jouke at 9:33 AM on May 2, 2006

This is wonderful.
posted by adgnyc at 10:49 AM on May 2, 2006

Thanks for the reminder. I've just spent a fair chunk of time trawling in there again.
posted by peacay at 3:12 PM on May 2, 2006

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