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SOUTHERN SILK ROAD: In the Footsteps of Sir Aurel Stein and Sven Haedin, by Christoph Baumer. Bangkok: Orchid Press, 2000, 152 pp., profusely illustrated with color plates, drawings, maps, $35 soft cover.

This is the revised and expanded English edition of Baumer’s “Geisterstaedte der Suedlichen Seidenstrasse Entdeckungen in der Wueste Takla-Makan,” originally published in 1996. Since then, the author returned to his site for a second expedition and this is the result.

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