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Nov 29, 2018

Exhibition dedicated to the Hungarian explorers of Silk Road opens in Budapest

The exhibition opened in Budapest’s Ybl Budai Kreatív Ház cultural center this week and will run until January 7th, 2019

An exhibition dedicated to the Hungarian explorers of the Silk Road has opened in Budapest.

Visitors will be guided through explorations conducted in central Asia and the Silk Road by archeologist Aurél Stein and travelling count Béla Széchenyi over a century ago.

The exhibition opened in Budapest’s Ybl Budai Kreatív Ház cultural center this week to mark the centenary of Széchenyi’s and the 75th anniversary of Stein’s death, and will run until January 7th, 2019.

Béla Széchenyi, the son of 19th-century reform politician István Széchenyi, and Aurél Stein led four major expeditions between 1877 and 1916 to the region noted for the route connecting China with the Mediterranean.

The exhibition’s curator Ágnes Kelecsényi said Széchenyi arrived in China’s Tun Huang region along the Silk Road first in 1879 to work on geological explorations, which Stein resumed later on.

The exhibition features their numerous writings, manuscripts, photos and maps left behind from their explorations along with films and documents.