FOR PRESS ONLY - Secrets of the Silk Road

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Secrets of the Silk Road opens at the Penn Museum on February 5, 2011 to June 5, 2011.

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"The Beauty of Xiaohe," female mummy, ca 1800-1500 BC. Excavated from Xiaohe (Little River) Cemetery 5, Charqilik (Ruoqiang) County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China. © Wang Da-Gang

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Front view of infant mummy, ca 8th century BC. Excavated from Zaghunluq, Charchan, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China. © Wang Da-Gang

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"Yingpan Man," front view of clothed body of male mummy, ca 3rd-4th century AD. Excavated from Yingpan, Yuli (Lopnur) County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China, © Urumqi, Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology

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Gold Mask, ca 5th-6th century AD. Excavated from Boma Cemetery, Ili, Mongghul Kura (Zhaosu) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

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Gold Ring, ca 2nd-4th century AD. Excavated from Jarintay, Nilqa County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Urumqi, Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology

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Fried dough twist, ca 3rd-5th century BC. Excavated from Tomb No.73, Zaghunluq, Charchan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

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Lacquered Comb, ca 2nd century BC-2nd century AD. Excavated from Tomb No. 49 of the No. 5 Cemetery of Sampul, Lop, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

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Painted clay figure of an equestrian, ca 7th-9th century AD. Excavated from Tomb No.187, Astana
Turfan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

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