Mirrors as a source on the history contacts of Central Asia with China in ancient and medieval times

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Chinese mirrors give important material on the history of foreign relations in Central Asia between the II BC till the start of the XIII century. Mirrors are one of the most popular items of Chinese imports into Central Asia from the beginning of the Silk Road. The large number of mirrors in the monuments of this region suggests a large scale penetration of Chinese culture.

E B Barinova

Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: barinovaelena@rambler.ru
Center for Eurasian Archaeology

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