Long before Uzbekistan became known through the Silk Road, important centers of culture and power were formed here in ancient times. The large-scale exhibition in Berlin’s James-Simon-Galerie and Neues Museum presents numerous cultural treasures, some of which are on display outside Uzbekistan for the first time.
In addition to archaeological evidence of the Macedonian presence, the unique art of the Kushans and the portraits of the Aris-Tocratic rulers in southern Uzbekistan, it is above all the early Buddhist art that fascinates most. In addition, specially produced videos and computer animations of selected archaeological sites give visitors an insight into the lively cultural landscape of Uzbekistan from the 4th century BC to the 4th century AD.
Design: polyform und studio edgar kandratian'
Footage © Andreas Sawall