Buried Treasures of Chinese Turkestan
An Account of the Activities and Adventures of the Second and Third German Turfan Expeditions
First published in 1928, this volume constituted the results of expeditions by the famous archaeologist and explorer of Central Asia, Albert von Le Coq. Funded by the last German emperor, Wilhelm II, and von Le Coq’s own brewing and winery empire, the second and third German expeditions ventured to Turfan in the Xinjiang region of China. Travelling East expecting to find Greek influences, the expedition in fact uncovered extensive networks of Buddhist and Manichaean cave temples in the Northwest China. This volume includes extensive images in addition to a record of the expedition’s journeys and discoveries.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory. 2. The Journey of the Second Expedition to Turfan-Karakhoja. 3. Our Life and Work in Karakhoja. I. 4. Our Life and Work in Karakhoja. II. 5. The Temple-Settlements of Sangim Aghyz, Bazaklik, Chikkan Kol, and Tyoq. 6. Journey to Komul; Stay There; Departure for Kashgar. 7. Journey to Kashgar; Meeting with Gr□□ünwedel; Beginning of the Third Journey. 8. Work and Experiences in Kyzyl. 9. Work in the Oasis of Korla-Karashahr; Journey to Kashgar. 10. Return Home over the Himalayas.