On the Roads to Samarkand
Wonders of Silk and Gold
I’ve just returned from Paris, where I went to see this sumptuous exhibit, at the Institut du Monde Arabe. Sadly it ends on June 4, so today’s post is a visual feast from the show.
Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, in modern-day Uzbekistan, belonged to the Empire of Khwarezm and were prominently part of the Silk Roads. The rich history of the region is barel…