The project Turks, texts and territory: Imperial ideology and cultural production in Central Eurasia was funded by NWO and executed at Leiden University. The aim of the project was to bring together a broad variety of different human expressions to create a deeper cultural understanding of the region.

Researchers explore the link between political ideology and the production of art -including architecture and literature- via the cultural heritage of a variety of cities along the Silk Road, as explained in the video underneath created by Science on Air

Read in more depth about the objectives of the project here: NWO: Silk Road Monuments: how has the cultural heritage of Central Asia contributed to the world of today?

Photo: Samarqand, Shah-i Zinda. 2014. CC-BY-SA 4.0 Elena Paskaleva.