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VIRTUAL - Cultural Crossroads in Central Asia and a Millennium of Shared Heritage
November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST
This is an online event hosted in Spokane, WA United States.
Sponsored by: Spokane Society
AIA Society: Spokane
Speaker: Dr. Laura Tedesco, U.S. State Department
Title: Cultural Crossroads in Central Asia and a Millennium of Shared Heritage
In November, we will have a return visit from Dr. Laura Tedesco, who spoke to the Spokane Society in the spring of 2018. This visit Dr. Tedesco will speak about the shared heritage of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan from an archaeological standpoint and what connects these seeming disparate countries. Looking at the First Millennium CE abundant archaeological and material remains show rich traditions in culture, religion, and trade linked the vast region of Central Asia including Afghanistan. While there is not much written history of this fascinating period of a vast region not well known outside its borders, a closer look at a selection of archaeological and monumental evidence reveals rich cultural ties.