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Ruins of Desert Cathay


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Preface; 1. Between Hydaspes and Indus; 2. Through Swat and Dir; 3. Across the Lowarai; 4. In Chitral; 5. Through Mastuj; 6. On the Darkot Pass; 7. In Afghan Wakhan; 8. To the source of the Oxus; 9. From Sarikol to Kashgar; 10. At Chini-Bagh, Kashgar; 11. To Yarkand and Karghalik; 12. Stay at Koek-yar; 13. Along the foot of the Kun-lun; 14. My return to Khotan; 15. To the Nissa glaciers; 16. On the Otrughul glacier; 17. In the Karanghu-tagh mountains; 18. A feast at Khotan; 19. By the desert edge of Khotan; 20. The shrines of Khadalik; 21. Sites around Domoko; 22. To Keriya and the Niya river; 23. At the Niya site ruins; 24. Records from a hidden archive; 25. Last days at a dead oasis; 26. To the Endere river; 27. From the Endere ruins to Charchan; 28. Along the Charchan river; 29. At Vash-shahri and Charklik; 30. Start for the Lop desert; 31. Across an eroded dry delta; 32. First excavations at the Lop-nor site; 33. Survey of the ancient station; 34. Records from an ancient rubbish heap; 35. Discovery of art remains; 36. Across the desert to the Tarim; 37. By the Tarim and Charchan Darya; 38. The ruined fort of Miran; 39. Finds of Tibetan records; 40. Ancient temples of Miran; 41. A dado of angels; 42. The frescoes of Miran; 43. A cycle of festive figures; 44. Mural painting of Buddhist legend; 45. The start for Tun-huang; 46. On old travellers' tracks; 47. The last of the dry Lop-nor; 48. A strange old lake bed; 49. First glimpse of an ancient frontier.

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In this 1912 two-volume work, Hungarian-born archaeologist Marc Aurel Stein describes his second expedition to the deserts of Chinese Turkestan.

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