The Kushan Mystique

This new book by scholar David Jongeward deserves a wide audience. It is an unusual combination of a memoir about his discovery of the Kushan Empire through the study of their coins with the most recent information on this period in history, a period which will be unfamiliar and surprising to most people. Mr Jongeward…

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Robert Bracey on King Huvishka’s Gold Coinage

Gold coin with person

Discussing details on the gold coinage of the Kushan king Huvishka, Robert Bracey shows how aspects of coin design, minting, wear and die repair can add to our understanding of history and culture. Mr Bracey is working with Joe Cribb on a catalog of the British Museum’s Kushan coins. Click on coin image to see…

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Kirkus Reviews on ‘Jaya’

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A nice review from Kirkus:  Young Jaya’s mother has been summoned to King Kanishka’s palace to bake her famous apricot cake for his birthday celebration. Jaya is sad to see her go, but Mama leaves her with a necklace of three golden coins. After waving goodbye, Jaya searches for her father, only to discover that he,…

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Happy New Year!

Two people beneath stone temple with face

My husband Philip Anasovich and I visited Angkor Tom in Cambodia earlier this month. This 12th century Buddhist temple, the Bayon, is as amazing as I’d always heard. Happy 2019!

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‘Jaya’ at Angkor Wat

Man holding Jaya’s Golden Necklace book

I visited Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom in Cambodia recently with my husband, Philip Anasovich. We had an excellent guide, Seng Kompheak, an archaeologist who’s worked on these and many other sites. He said that at the time these temples were built, 9th – 13th century, taxes were important; wealthy people paid them, if you didn’t have the…

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Important New Book on Gandhara

Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan

Elisabeth Errington’s new book from the British Museum, ‘Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan’, could change the way we look at early Buddhism. Kurt Behrendt, of the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum, reviews the book here:

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