The Archaeology of the Gansu Corridor and the Tarim Basin – The Great Trade routes

Birgitta Hoffmann

The Gansu Corridor and the Tarim basin link the the Chinese heartlands with the road west via the steppes or through Ancient Persia, without this very dry and difficult area the overland Silkroad cannot operate.

As a result the oasis cities in the bsis like Dunhuang and Khotan became by words for wealth and the ability to meet people from all over the world in their markets and monasteries.

The very dry climate at the edge of the Gobi dessert and in the Tarim basin has in addition preserved remains from the Neolithic to today that you can rarely find anywhere else from clothes, letters, silk, but also house and temple structures and arts work.

This 10 week course will explore the archaeology and history of the area, as well as the history of its archaeology.

Day: Thursdays        Time: 2-4 pm GMT

10 weeks starting 29 September 2022. 

Virtual Learning Environment: Zoom

Single lecture:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£10 1 50

Bookings for all lectures

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£100 1 50

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to the address below. Alternatively, you can book via Eventbrite.

Birgitta Hoffmann
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: mobile: 07747 533 070


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