April 2020

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Robert Byron’s classic ‘The Road to Oxiana’ is a landmark in travel literature.

The Road to Oxiana - Robert Byron

In a series of snappy journal entries, Byron narrates a journey he made in 1933, when he was all of 28 years old, through Iran and Afghanistan to reach the banks of the Oxus River. Byron’s abiding passion was architecture: his book is, fundamentally, a testament to the importance of Iran and Afghanistan from the standpoint of the world’s built heritage.