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Christoph Baumer

Christoph Baumer is a leading explorer of Central Asia and Tibet. His many expeditions in these regions have yielded important discoveries in archaeology and art history. As the leader of three international expeditions into the Taklamakan desert he rediscovered the lost city of Dandan Oilik and found unknown Buddhist murals revealing ancient inscriptions. Not since Aurel Stein and Sven Hedin has a foreigner explored this region as extensively. A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Explorer’s Club, Baumer is internationally recognzsed through his books, articles and appearances in documentary films and on radio. He is the author of many books, including Southern Silk Road, Eastern Tibet and The Church of the East (also I.B.Tauris).

Works

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China's Holy Mountain
An Illustrated Journey into the Heart of Buddhism

I.B. Tauris
Rising from Shanxi Province like a three-dimensional mandala, the soaring peaks of Wutai Shan ("Five-terrace Mountain") have inspired pilgrims and travelers...
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Traces in the Desert
Journeys of Discovery across Central Asia

I.B. Tauris
For five millennia, the peoples and cultures of East and West have met and mingled in Central Asia. For explorers and travellers it is a promised land, a...
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The Church of the East
An Illustrated History of Assyrian Christianity

I.B. Tauris
Christoph Baumer is one of the very few Westerners to have visited many of the most important Assyrian sites, and has written the only comprehensive history of...
Christoph Baumer

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