Ellen Lloyd - AncientPages.com - He kept the true purpose of his expedition confidential. Until this day many people still do not know what kind of inner force drove him on such a risky journey. Only he knew what had to be done...
Was it too late for him to fulfill the mysterious Buddhist prophecy?
Left: Svetoslav Roerich, Portrait of Nicholas Roerich, 1937. Courtesy the Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York.
Who Was Nicholas Roerich?
Nicholas Roerich is mainly known for his beautiful paintings and his long expedition to Tibet.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nicholas Konstantiniv Roerich (1847-1947) was an internationally recognized artist, author, archaeologist, humanitarian and peacemaker.
Roerich came from a distinguished Russian family who could trace their ancestry back to the Nordic Viking of the tenth century. Nicholas was interested in archaeology and exploration already as a young child. When he was ten years, he excavated some ancient mounds dating from the Vikings. The discovered objects were presented by him to the Archaeological Society.
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