Monthly Archives: September 2017

Feeble Silkworms and Flightless Moths

Female moths of the Bombyx mori (left) and Bombyx mandarina (right). Credit: Markus Knaden, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. The Bombyx mori moth is well-known as producer of the silk cultivated in China for thousands of years whose technology … Continue reading

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Early Exhibitions of the Collections of Aurel Stein: Part 1: 1910

his is the first of a series of posts to list twentieth century exhibitions which have included Central Asian manuscripts, paintings, coins and other artefacts from the collections of the archaeologist M. Aurel Stein (1862–1943). Continue reading

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