Archaeological evidence of the literary contacts along the Silk Roads

Excavations in Panjikent in Tajikistan have revealed mural paintings of particular significance for the history of literature. These works by Sogdian painters, which range from the 6th to the 8th century AD, illustrate fables, epics and folk tales from different origins along the Silk Roads. The literary works represented on the walls include for instance fables by Aesop, stories from the Indian Panchatantra and the tale of the seven exploits of the Persian warrior Rustam.

Informations connexes

  • Auteurs:
    B. I. Marshak
    Ère:
    6th to 8th century CE
    Langue de l'article:
    English
    Source:

    International Seminar Archeaology on the Silk Roads

    Format:
    PDF
    Pays:
    Tajikistan

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