Mysteries of the Silk Road revealed at Penn Museum

Colin Renfrew, Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, offers a lecture on the Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road. The video is available on YouTube.

Renfrew, who discusses ancient and medieval artifacts discovered along the route and the cultural impact of the area on East-West relations, believes that "we are the dawn of a new era in the archaeology of prehistoric Eurasia, with the Silk Road offering challenges to many long-held ideas."

The lecture was presented at the Silk Road Symposium held at the Penn Museum in March 2011.