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Archaeological Reconnaissances in North-western India & South-eastern Iran (1937)

Aurel Stein

London: Macmillan
In original publisher's red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and gilt medallion to upper board

Antiques examined and described with the assistance of Fred. H. Andrews and analysed in an appendix by R.L. Hobson.


A record of Stein's exploration and excavations in 1931-33, covering the route of Alexander's Campaign in the Punjab and various parts in Southeast Iran- including Persian Makran, Bulushistan, the Bampur Basin, and the Persian Gulf Coast. The books covers the first two of the four Iranian expeditions Stein undertook from 1931 to 1936, and is a sequel to his earlier book On Alexander's Track to the Indus (1929), the main focus of which was to study the contacts between the Mesopotamian and Indus Valley civilizations and to trace the western terminals of the Silk Road. In these expeditions, Stein and his team succeeded in uncovering hundreds of valuable artifacts and manuscripts from different sites along the route, which are of huge importances in the contribution to Indian and Iranian studies, and to the historical geography of the region. Profusely illustrated with 88 photographic illustrations, 26 plates, 18 sketch plans, 2 skeleton maps, 34 plates of antiques (6 coloured) at the end, and complete with the 2 large folding maps of Baluchistan, Kerman and the Gulf Coast in the rear pocket. [Yakushi, Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature, S724]



Archaeological Reconnaissances in North-western India & South-eastern Iran

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