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Photograph

Images

Map, Eastern Silk Road 1: Map of the Eastern Silk Road
Map, The Silk Road 2: Map of The Silk Road
Map of Gansu Province, China. 3: Map of Gansu Province, China
Hills at Jiayuguan, Gansu Province 4: Hills at Jiayuguan, Gansu Province
bandits forcing travellers to unload their animals 5: Bandits on the Silk Road
A letter from a Sogdian wife 6: A letter from a Sogdian wife
A letter from a Sogdian wife 7: A letter from a Sogdian wife
A mural commemorating the victory of general Zhang Yichao 8: A mural of Zhang Yichao
A mural of the victory of general Zhang Yichao 9: A mural of Zhang Yichao
A Buddhist sutra 10: A Buddhist sutra
Dunhuang, Cave 427 11: Dunhuang, Cave 427
Dunhuang, Cave 419 12: Dunhuang, Cave 419
Scenes from the Buddha's life 13: Scenes from the Buddha's life
Scenes from the Buddha's life 14: Scenes from the Buddha's life
Buddhist sutra 16: Buddhist sutra
Lao Ma selling shish kebabs 17: Lao Ma selling shish kebabs
Dunhuang, Cave 419 18: Dunhuang, Cave 419
Dunhuang, northern caves 19: Dunhuang, northern caves
Pile of scrolls from the Cave 17 20: Pile of scrolls from the Cave 17
The Diamond Sutra 21: The Diamond Sutra
A letter to the governor of Dunhuang 22: A letter to the governor of Dunhuang
A travelling monk 23: A travelling monk
The pilgrim monk Xuanzang 24: The pilgrim monk Xuanzang
Sand dunes near Dunhuang 25: Sand dunes near Dunhuang
Sand dunes near Dunhuang 26: Sand dunes near Dunhuang
A daughter of the king of Khotan 27: A daughter of the king of Khotan
Tibetan letters 28: Tibetan letters
A painting of an itinerant storyteller 29: A painting of an itinerant storyteller
Camel with monkey 30: Camel with monkey
A 'double wedge-tablet' 31: A 'double wedge-tablet'
Broom 32: Broom
Sieve for milk 33: Sieve for milk
Mousetrap 34: Mousetrap
Animal trap 35: Animal trap
Stripy wool bag 36: Stripy wool bag
Leather pouch 37: Leather pouch
Felt bag 38: Felt bag
A painting portraying Manjusri 39: A painting portraying Manjusri
A Buddhist Sutra 40: A Buddhist Sutra
A Chinese-Khotanese phrasebook 41: A Chinese-Khotanese phrasebook
Star chart 42: Star chart
Woman in hufu 43: Woman in hufu
Child's painting 44: Child's painting
Multiplication tables 45: Multiplication tables
Children’s writing exercise 46: Children’s writing exercise
IDP image 47: A Primer of Elementary Knowledge
Paper-cut flowers 48: Paper-cut flowers
Ilkanid coin 49: Ilkanid coin
Floor tile 50: Floor tile
Colophon of the Diamond Sutra 51: Colophon of the Diamond Sutra
A tomb guardian animal 52: A tomb guardian animal
Pastries 53: Pastries
Wooden carved ceiling boss 54: Wooden carved ceiling boss
Battle scene 55: Battle scene
Dunhuang, Cave 12 56: Dunhuang, Cave 12
Cosmological Buddha 57: Cosmological Buddha
Cosmological Buddha 58: Cosmological Buddha
A celestial musician 59: A celestial musician
Scenes from daily life 60: Scenes from daily life
Scenes from daily life 61: Scenes from daily life
The ancient Chinese deity Nuwa 62: The ancient Chinese deity Nuwa
A temple guardian 63: A temple guardian
Map of Gansu Province, China. Map of Gansu Province, China.
Soundtrack

Soundtracks

Naturally booming sands 1: Naturally booming sands
(35.9 MB)
Sliding down the dune 2: Sliding down the dune
(54.5 MB)
Kashgar music shop 1: Kashgar music shop
(40.5 MB)
Melody for domestic animals at night 2: Melody for domestic animals at night
(17.4 MB)
Uighur song 5: Bu Dunya – Uighur song
(49.5 MB)
Videoclip

Videoclips

The following videoclips are performances of dance, music and the spoken word as well as interviews and stories. They are mostly performed by secondary school children in London who participated in creative workshops inspired by the exhibition held at the British Library from May to September004, entitled 'The Silk Road: Travel, Trade, War and Faith'. The last two stories are told by Dr Susan Whitfield who curated the Silk Road exhibition; both clips were filmed in the exhibition gallery.
NOTE: Transcripts are included where appropriate.

Three young people interviewed 1: Three young people interviewed
(3.6 MB)
Story of bandits on the Silk Road 2: Story of bandits on the Silk Road
(47.3 MB)
Backstage interview 3: Backstage interview
(6.1 MB)
Camel poem 4: Camel poem
(40.3 MB)
Cellos and singing 5: Cellos and singing
(19.5 MB)
Finale and applause 6: Finale and applause
(26.4 MB)
Three girls interview 7: Three girls interview
(12.8 MB)
Luka’s dance 8: Luka’s dance
(14.4 MB)
Luka’s dance 9: Luka’s dance
(10.5 MB)
Market 10: Market
(20.2 MB)
Silk Princess Poem 11: Silk Princess Poem
(55.4 MB)
Music 12: Music
(24 MB)
Music 13: Music
(41.1 MB)
Music 14: Music
(11.2 MB)
Searching song 15: "Searching" song
(70.8 MB)
Silk Princess story 16: Silk Princess story
(57.6 MB)
Traveller story 17: Traveller story
(40.5 MB)