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Fredrik T. Hiebert is an archaeologist and explorer who has traced ancient trade routes overland and across the seas for more than 20 years. He has led excavations at ancient Silk Road sites across Asia, from Egypt to Mongolia and rediscovered the lost "Bactrian Gold" in Afghanistan in 2004. His excavations at a 4,000-year-old Silk Road city in Turkmenistan made headlines around the world. Hiebert joined the National Geographic Society in 2003. He is the author of The Origins of Oasis Civilization in Central Asia (1994), A Central Asian Village at the Dawn of Civilization (2006) and Qal’at al-Bahain: A Trading and Military Outpost (2006).
Pierre Cambon is the chief curator of the Heritage of the Afghan/Pakistan Section of the Guimet Museum of Asiatic Arts in Paris, France. He is the editor of two books on the ancient cultures of Afghanistan: Afghanistan: Une Histoire Millénaire (2002) and Afghanistan: Les Trésors Retrouvés (2007) based on exhibitions at the Guimet Museum.
Wonderful book! When I received it, I didnt expect to see such great thing. Excellent explanations about the history and about the present situation with the culture in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Valeria
Beautifully illustrated of the exhibit I saw at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.Published 7 months ago by Mary Ann Irvine
Nicely laid out, good research & back ground text. Great photos!Published 7 months ago by L. Charles