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Society unearthes Loulan's secrets

Society unearthes Loulan's secrets
trefwoorden: China - Loulan - zijderoute
A new society for the study of Loulan, the city known as "China's Pompeii in the desert," has been formed in Korla of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Pompeii is the Italian town that was buried under volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. Loulan, with a history of about 2,000 years, is the site of the ruins of the ancient Kingdom of Kroraina. It was discovered by a Swedish archeologist in 1900.
Situated on the eastern tip of the Taklamakan Desert in southern Xinjiang, Loulan was a booming city at the juncture of the southern and northern routes of the ancient Silk Road some 2,000 years ago.

Lees verder in: Chinese People Daily (21 juli 2003)