Hopkirks book focuses primarily on the men who travelled the silk road in search of ancient treasures clearly i was born the wrong sex in the wrong time while a lot of these men may be considered treasure hunting rogues many of them were highly intelligent gifted and brave to have completed these expeditions and excavations and they have my awe and respect. Foreign devils on the silk road tells the story of several archaeologists aurel stein paul pelliot klementz von le coq and langdon warner to name a few who travelled across the barren lands of the taklamakan desert in the early 20th century on a quest to search for remains of asian ancient civilizations. Foreign devils on the silk road the search for the lost cities and treasures of chinese central asia the silk road which linked imperial rome and distant china was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. But legends grew up of lost cities filled with treasures and guarded by demons in the early years of the last century foreign explorers began to investigate these legends and very soon an international race began for the art treasures of the silk road. Amazoncom foreign devils on the silk road the search for the lost treasures of central asia ebook peter hopkirk kindle store foreign devils on the silk road the search for the lost treasures of central asia kindle edition many pieces were lost before the foreign devils even found them and others were destroyed during the word
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