Posted by: xindaya | February 19, 2008

The Digital Silk Road Project

Exam Hall

The Digital Silk Road Project is a great site that seems to be a clearinghouse for all manner of resources relating to the Silk Road, no matter how tenuous the connection. Of course, they’ve got desert cities and Goose Pagoda pictures and such. For me though, the real gold mine is in their scanned books – some photo books and some text. For example, the above photograph is of the Examination Hall in Beijing from a book published in 1906. It’s really worth looking into because of the extremely high resolution scans. Click on the photo to go to the page and then click on the image for an idea of the quality of the scans.

More specific links after the jump

I couldn’t stay away from the maps – they’re incredible too. Here’s one for the Forbidden City

Forbidden City Map

There’s also some fun stuff from the Murals in the Bekeklik Thousand Buddha Caves:

Dragon Pool on the Cave Wall

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