The Sogdians: Influencers along the Silk Road
The Sogdians: Influencers along the Silk Road
WhenSunday, June 30, 2019, 3 – 4:30 PM
CategoriesLectures & Discussions
SponsorAsian Art Museum
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationFreer, conference room

Who are the Sogdians, and why are they important in world history? Discover this fascinating Central Asian culture and the key role it played in the exchange of goods and ideas along the Silk Road. The program begins with a discussion led by scholar Thomas Wide, who will provide a historical overview and reveal a new online exhibition focused on the Sogdians. Then, visit the galleries with curator Keith Wilson to discover what objects on view can tell us about the Sogdians’ legacy and view a 3D printing demo of Sogdian objects.

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