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17 June 2019 Treasures of the Silk Road
15 July 2019The Art of Photography 1840 to present

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Treasures of the Silk Road Christopher Bradley B.Eng(Hons) FRGS Monday 17 June 2019

Christopher is an expert in the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa. As a professional tour guide and lecturer he has led groups throughout the Middle East and Asia. He has written extensively on Arabia and is the author of several books on the area. As a photographer he has pictures represented by four photographic libraries. He has made documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic TV and Channel 4.

The Silk Road extends over 8,000 kms from China through Central Asia to the Mediterranean. The route acted as a highway for beliefs, ideas, inventions and art whilst silk was just one of the many products traded for 1,400 years. Travel with Christopher along the route and see traditional murals, ceramics, statues, carpets, architecture, mosaics, tile-work, rock-carvings and of course, silk itself.