Annual Report of Silk Road Cultural Heritage 2019

(silkroadweek.com) Updated : 2020-06-19


On the afternoon of June 19, 2020, the opening ceremony of the "Silk Road Week" jointly organized by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and the People's Government of Zhejiang Province was held at the China National Silk Museum. As the most academic project of "Silk Road Week", the launching ceremony on Annual Report of Silk Road Cultural Heritage 2019 is one of the highlights. The audience gathered at the scene, and the presence of experts from various fields made the scene sparkling.

The Annual Report of Silk Road Cultural Heritage 2019 is a Silk Road cultural heritage information exchange platform launched by the International Centre for Silk Road and Intercultural Communication with the support of UNESCO World Heritage Center and the Silk Road Project and under the guidance of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage. The Annual Report of Silk Road Cultural Heritage 2019 was edited by Zhao Feng, director of the Chinese National Silk Museum, and was written with the participation of other experts and professors. It collected important events in the world of the year 2019, especially in countries and regions along the Silk Road, and invited more than 30 international experts in the field to review, recommend and comment.

At the ceremony, a series of vivid VCR videos first began, like a picture scroll, respectively displayed from the rchaeological discoveries, theme exhibitions, academic achievements and cultural events on the Silk Road. Among them, the most eye-catching is the "Top 10" list of four major sectors officially released. The list is voted on by experts of each sector, and the top 10 of each sector is determined according to the final result, forming the "Top 10" list. Here are the top 10 lists:

Top 10 archaeological discoveries on the Silk Road

1. The Remains of Port Selin, Saudi Arabia

2. The Ruins of Mace Aynak, Afghanistan

3. Black Mountain Turquoise Mining Site Group,China

4. The Ruins of the Ancient City of Piharapur,Bangladesh

5. The Ruins of Krasnaya Rishika, Kyrgyzstan

6. Ming-Tepa Site, Uzbekistan

7. Cemetery No. 2, Gaolemudu, Mongolia

8. The Tomb of Devichaskitt, Russia

9. Tuyuhun Royal Family Murong Zhi Tomb, China

10. The South China SeaⅠSank, China

Top 10 exhibitions on the Silk Road

1. The Maritime Secrets Revealed from Ancient Ships, Vietnam National History Museum

2. Return from the East: Silk, Spices and Precious Stones, Nantes Museum, France

3. Exhibition of Cultural Relics of the Silk Road National Museum, National Museum of China

4. The Route of the Sea: NanhanⅠShipwreck Maritime Trade in the Southern Song Dynasty, Guangdong Provincial Museum, China

5. Return to BUKHARA: Historical and Cultural Heritage Found in the Tombs of General An Pu and His Friend During the Reign of the Tang Dynasty, National History Museum, Uzbekistan

6. Life Along the Silk Road: Little Stories During the Great Era, China National Silk Museum

7. Cultural Exchanges Along the Silk Road: Art Treasures from the Tubo Period, Dunhuang Research Institute, China

8. Silk Road Cities, Leiden University, Netherlands

9. A Special Exhibition on the Civilizations of the Silk Road, Sackler Museum of Archaeology and Art, Peking University, China

10. Golden Horde: The Cradle of Kazakh Statehood, Central National Museum, Kazakhstan

Top 10 academic researches on the Silk Road

1. Yutaka Yoshida, Three Manichaean Sogdian Letters Unearthed in Bazaklik, Turfan Unearthed (English)

2. Christoph Baumer & Mirko Novak, Urban Cultures of Central Asia from the Bronze Age to the Karakhanids: Learnings and Conclusions from New Archaeological Investigations and Discoveries (English)

3. Xu Di, The Dunhuang Grottoes and Global Education: Philosophical, Spiritual, Scientific, and Aesthetic Insights (English)

4. Ball Warwick, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan: Revised Edition (English)

5. Li Ling, Reading Persia (Chinese)

6. Wei Zhijiang, History of Eurasia and the Silk Road (Chinese)

7. Sen Anxiao Fu, Corpus of the Old Uighur Letters from the Eastern Silk Road (English)

8. Wei Hong, Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes (English)

9. Rong Xinjiang, Zhu Yuqi, New Exploration of the Silk Road: Archaeology, Literature and Academic History (Chinese)

10. Diego Tamburini;Caroline R. Cartwright;Monique Pullan, An Investigation of the Dye Palette in Chinese Silk Embroidery from Dunhuang (English)

Top 10 cultural events on the Silk Road

1. Maritime Silk Road Culture Tour, January 1st-October 27th, 2019, Manila, Philippines

2. International Seminar on Archaeology of the Silk Road, January 23-January 24, 2019, Japan, Tokyo

3. The Central Asian Archaeological Landscapes Project, February 18-December 31, 2019, United Kingdom, London

4. Silk Road Ministers Meeting, March 6-March 6, 2019, Germany, Berlin

5. "One Belt And One Road" Cultural Heritage International Cooperation Alliance, May 11, 2019, China, Xi'an

6. Photo Exhibition and Cultural Salon Activities to Commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the Silk Road Heritage Application, July 6-July 7, 2019, Azerbaijan, Baku

7. Sixth Meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the Serial transnational World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads, September 23-September 26, 2019, Iran, Hamadan

8. The First Dialogue on Exchanges and Mutual Learning among Civilizations, November 28th-November 28th, 2019, China, Beijing

9. Conference of Members of the International Silk Union 2019, December 5th-December 5th, 2019, China, Hangzhou

10. The 14th Annual Meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage, December 9th-December 14th, 2019, Colombia, Bogota

The "Annual Report of Silk Road Cultural Heritage 2019" is the first report of the International Institute for International Dialogue on the Silk Roads, which aims to document and sort out the relevant works of the Silk Road cultural heritage, to build a platform for the protection and dissemination of the Silk Road cultural heritage, to provide information for the academic research of the Silk Road cultural heritage, to provide opportunities for the countries and regions along the Silk Road to learn from each other, to create a more positive and harmonious atmosphere, all the way to promote the construction of its contributions to the community of human destiny.