Korea and the Silk Road
a talk by Sarah Milledge Nelson (University of Denver)
Friday, February 4, 12pm – 1pm
11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge MA 02138 Peabody Museum Room 14A
The Korean peninsula was almost the Asian end of the “Silk Road,” nevertheless exotic objects from the Mediterranean world are found in Korean burials beginning in the first century BC. In studying how these objects came to be deposited in Korean burials, it becomes clear that object arrive in Korea by at least three different routes. The Steppe Route north of the Altai Mountains, the Silk Road through Xinjinag, and a Sea Route are all discussed, along with the objects that arrived in Korea from as far away as the Mediterranean world.