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Anna Kirkwood Graham, Classics and Latin
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I’m developing a new course for IAH on the Silk Road and the Islamic Golden Age, and I had the opportunity this summer to visit some of the sites we will be discussing in class.  This opportunity helped me develop an understanding of the complicated history, landscape, and ethnicities of Central Asia, and in particular Uzbekistan, which is at the heart of the routes that linked east and west during the Hellenistic era, Late Antiquity, and the Middle Ages. I hope to concentrate more intensively on the sharing of ideas between Asia and Europe in my research in the future.

tomb of amir timur.jpgThe Tomb of Amir Timur, built in 1403, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan; one of the beautiful architectural monuments along the Silk Roads. Photo by Norman Graham.