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The history of the exploration of the Silk Road is pieced together into a narrative from the sources of great explorers and scholars who acquired magnificent collections, today housed in leading museums and libraries worldwide.
Many of these explorers, like Sergei Oldenburg, Sven Hedin
and Marc Aurel Stein, were at the center of public attention at
the time and their names are still well known today. However,
we tend to forget that these great personalities never worked
alone but had many, mostly locally hired, assistants who
worked under their supervision, travelling through the same
distances and seeing the same things as their employers...