Traces in the Desert: Journeys of Discovery across Central Asia

Traces in the Desert Journeys of Discovery across Central Asia For five millennia the peoples and cultures of East and West have met and mingled in Central Asia For explorers and travellers it is a promised land a region of white spaces on the map forgotten ci

For five millennia, the peoples and cultures of East and West have met and mingled in Central Asia For explorers and travellers it is a promised land, a region of white spaces on the map, forgotten cities and archaeological treasures Christoph Baumer has spent a lifetime travelling through the countries of Central Asia, making extraordinary discoveries along the way TraFor five millennia, the peoples and cultures of East and West have met and mingled in Central Asia For explorers and travellers it is a promised land, a region of white spaces on the map, forgotten cities and archaeological treasures Christoph Baumer has spent a lifetime travelling through the countries of Central Asia, making extraordinary discoveries along the way Traces in the Desert follows in his intrepid footsteps as he finds evidence of Indo Europeans in the steppes of Western Mongolia, discovers lost oasis cities in the Taklamakan and unearths art treasures in Tibet He embarks on a quest to find Genghis Khan s long lost tomb and has numerous, occasionally hair raising, encounters with shamans, corrupt policemen and bandits Enlightening and full of adventure, Traces in the Desert uniquely illuminates the hidden parts of Central Asia that have not just disappeared beneath the shifting sands, but also from the horizon of our memory.
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  • Tim C says:

    Following in the footsteps of his boyhood heroes, Sven Hedin (who was an acquaintance of his mother) and Marc Aurel Stein, Christoph Baumer's intrepid memoir recounts a number of diverse journeys made over many years to study the ancient sites of Central Asia. The lack of knowledge regarding many of these ancient sites even today is due to the extreme remoteness and inhospitable environments in which they are located. Hence, in the Taklamakan desert, Baumer occasionally finds himself the first E [...]

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