DANDAN WULIKE YIZHI - ZHONG RI GONGTONG KAOCHA YANJIU BAOGAO. Dandan Oilik Site - Report of the Sino-Japanese Joint Expedition. Beijing, 2009. 13, 335 pp. text plus 80 pp. colour plates. Numerous b/w text drawings and illustrations. Folding map. 29x22 cm. Cloth.
The Dandan Oilik site on the Southern Silk Road near Khotan was discovered by Hedin in 1896 and excavated by Stein in 1900. The site then in effect lay undisturbed until its 'rediscovery' in 1996. This is a detailed account of excavations at the site in 2002, where the main find was the site of a Buddhist monastery which revealed large fragments of exquisite painted murals. The site was further excavated and surveyed in 2005 and 2006, also here detailed. Also contains the excavation report of the Silk Road site of Domoko Monastery in Cele County, east of Khotan. Again, fine painted mural fragments were the main finds. The mural fragments and other finds from both sites are reproduced in fine colour plates. A detailed text in Chinese on the excavations, the finds, the murals, their importance and conservation. One page abstract in English. An important contribution.
Subjects: Silk Road Archaeology
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 368 in printed List 193.
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