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Jan 05, 2010, 05:54AM

Fascinated by the Orient

The letters, photographs and maps of famed explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stine.

Sir Aurel Stein, the adventurous and sometimes daring archaeologist, was a controversial scholar. While he was viewed by some as a mere “treasure hunter” from the West, he was also credited with discovering and preserving many valuable archaeological finds from Central Asia and the Silk Road. Much evidence of our world heritage would have been lost or destroyed, had it not been for his work.


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