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The Golden Road to Samarkand - the Art & Architecture of The Silk Road Cities
LECTURE CANCELLED

talk begins at 2pm
Diana Driscoll Wednesday 01 April 2020

BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS THIS LECTURE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED 

Sit back and travel to the East where over 2500 years ago the Traders and Armies brought their religion, science and creative arts along the Silk Routes of Central Asia, leaving their rich, cultural mark on the landscape.

From Bukhara - a centre of religious scholarship with its skyline dotted with turquoise domes and minarets - to Samarkand, where Tamerlane brought the artisans from the vast reaches of his empire to create fine manuscripts, inlaid metalwork and build monumental mosques, madrasas and mausolea.

This talk will introduce you to the splendours of these great Silk Road Cities.