The 1700 Year Old Vineyard of the Niya Site in China

Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943) was a scholar who carried our four expeditions to Chinese Central Asia. Throughout these expeditions he surveyed, photographed, and conducted excavations. In 1913 Marc Aurel Stein was granted funding for his third expedition. His route for this expedition was based on his experiences during his 1906-1908 expedition. Thus on a cold December morning he returned to the Niya Site. His plan was to explore the ancient river bed and the surrounding ruins in greater detail. Continue reading “The 1700 Year Old Vineyard of the Niya Site in China”

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