‘Silk Road Vice Versa’ is a modern-day expedition to the old Silk Road region of Central Asia, organized to coincide with the exhibition Expedition Silk Road- Treasures from the Hermitage in Amsterdam. The project is a joint initiative of the Hermitage Amsterdam, Leiden University and KLM. Students of archaeology, history and art history will be following in the footsteps of the Russian archaeologists who excavated the trade routes along the historical Silk Road from around 1900. The students will spend four months studying the Hermitage collection in Amsterdam and the countries, cultures, landscapes, trade, music, food and animals of the Silk Road in Central Asia. Their objective is to chart the Silk Road, past and present.
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