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Yvette Borup Andrews: Photographing Central Asia

Adam Green - January 10, 2018 in central asia, china, ethnography, expeditions, explorers, field photography, mongolia, Photography, real-life indiana jones, roy chapman andrews, tibet, visual anthropology, yvette borup andrews

Although often overshadowed by the escapades of her more famous husband (said by some to be the real-life inspiration for Indiana Jones), the photographs taken by Yvette Borup Andrews on their first expeditions through Central Asia stand today as a compelling contribution to early visual anthropology. Lydia Pyne looks at the story and impact of this unique body of images.

A Mongolian Manual of Astrology and Divination

Michael J. North - February 3, 2015 in astrology, astronomy, buddhism, Curator's Choice, Featured, mongolia, Public Domain

Michael J. North, Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in NLM's History of Medicine Division, takes a look at one the highlights of the Library's Turning the Pages project, a Mongolian manuscript concerned with interpreting the heavens.