Here is a wealth of collections including literary, artistic and ethnographic exhibits concerning political, mystical and cloak-and-dagger riddles. Nicholas Roerich’s Central Asian expedition is the greatest journey of the 20th century. «Is the heart of Asia beating? Is it not muffled by the sand? Bodeful and merciless waves of sand are all around from Brahmaputra to Irtysh and from the Yellow river to the Caspian Sea. The walls of ancient cities, gnawed by the time, overspread with nibbled skeletons. Where did the great travelers pass, the people of resettlements?” Excerpt from book “The heart of Asia ” by Nicholas Roerich.