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Suggested Readings and Resources

American Museum of Natural History. Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World. Online educator's guide. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 2009. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. MuseumKids: The Art of Chess at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Online Museum family guide. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003.
Middle school

Panchyk, Richard. Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2001.
Elementary school; middle school; high school

Sardar, Marika. "The Metropolitan Museum's Excavations at Nishapur." In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
High school

The Silk Road Project, Inc. Website. Boston: The Silk Road Project, Inc., 2012.
High school


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Bowl with Arabic inscription

The lesson plan related to Daily Life in Medieval Nishapur features a tenth-century bowl.