25 Centuries of Exchange between Asia and Europe at BOZAR in Brussels

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Giant Bronze Drum 2nd C. BCE Laos National Museum on exhibition at BOZAR in Belgium

BRUSSELS.- Together, Asia and Europe form a
single
gigantic continent, Eurasia , with an endless variety of landscapes,
climates,
fauna, and flora and an equally great diversity of peoples and cultures.
For
millennia past, Asia and Europe have had intense relations with each
other. Both
by land and by sea, commercial and political links developed between
East and
West. Conquerors such as Alexander the Great, Attila, and Genghis Khan
set out
in search of glory, wealth, and power. Marco Polo was fascinated by what
he saw
on his travels through Central Asia and the Far East .