Science: Return of Roerich

Nicholas Roerich, demigod to many an esthete in the U. S., South America, Russia and the European capitals and to many a monk and nomad of Central Asia, returned to Manhattan last week. With him was his son George, Harvard orientalist. More than four years they have spent ranging through the mountains and plateau deserts of Tibet, studying peoples, religions, archaeology, terrain. Explorer Roerich had painted mystically—panoramas, portraits, and haze-curtained lines of his own imagining. At Darjeeling, India, where his party recuperated from mountain rigors (for five months once they were beleaguered at...

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