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Explorations of Foreign Explorer in the Lop Nor Area
(Tianshannet) Updated: 2008-April-3 15:37:40

Wooden Script of Chinese Writings,(200-300AD), unearthed from Lou Lan by Sven Hedin

The earliest foreign explorer who entered Lop Nor area and left his accounts was Marco Polo, in whose book, there was a section about the Lop Town. It said that Lop was situated in the mouth of Lop desert which was in the territory of the Great Khan. The people there were Muslims.

Wooden Cup, the Bronze Period, unearthed from Tomb Compound of Gumugou, the Bronze Period, Down Part of Kongque River, Ruoqiang County, Xinjiang

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