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Fig. 1: Golden mask excavated from Gurgyam cemetery. (Photo: CASS, Institute of Cultural Relics of Tibet)
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Recent Excavations in Western Tibet

At the invitation of Prof. LI Xiao, on Dec 4th 2015, Dr. TONG Tao, assistant professor and leader of Tibet archaeological team of the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), gave a presentation at the School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China, in Beijing, focusing on archaeological work which he and his team had done in recent years in Ali region of Tibet.

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Fig. 1: Entrance to the Dule-Temple (Jixian, Prov. Tianjin)
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Restoration-Conservation and Research Project: “The Timber Wood Constructions of Liao – Structure, History, Preservation”

At present a building research project under the direction of Prof. Thekla Schulz-Brize (OTH/  University of applied Science Regensburg) and in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage (CACH) is being prepared. Its aim is to profoundly examine the Liao-time architecture in North-eastern China and to do research on new aspects.

Fig. 1: Museum curators are learning the conservatory treatment of leather objects under the supervision of Mrs Regine Vogel, conservator of archaeological items at the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in Beijing in October 2013. © DAI.
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Workshop on conservation and restoration of leather at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in Beijing

August 20th– December 5th 2013: A workshop on the conservation and restoration of leather is currently being conducted in association with the “Silk Road Fashion” project held by the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in cooperation with the Beijing Branch Office of the German Archaeological Institute and the LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn.

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Silk Road Fashion: Clothes as a means of communication in the 1st millennium BC, Eastern Central Asia