|Secrets of the Silk Road|
August 27, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Strikingly well-preserved mummies, tall in stature and fair in complexion, have lain in the parched Tarim Basin of western China for 3,800 years. Wearing Western-influenced textiles and possessing surprising technologies and customs, the identity of these extraordinary people is a mystery!
This historic exhibition of 150 objects drawn from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and the Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology in Urumqi, China reveals surprising details about the people who lived along the ancient Silk Road. For the first time ever, two of the more than 100 Caucasian mummies found and preserved in the western China’s inhospitable desert sands are being presented in the United States. An impressive array of objects are included in the exhibition to represent the full extent of the Silk Road, where lavish goods, technologies and ideas between East and West were adopted and exchanged.
Free Family Event
Camels of the Silk Road
Saturday, August 28, 12 to 4 p.m.
Join us for Camel Crafts while Doug Baum and 6 camels from his Texas Camel Corps deliver a fascinating presentation on Camels of the Silk Road!