Sven Anders Hedin KNO1kl RVO[1] (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, and travel writer, as well as an illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book “Från Pol till Pol”, Heidin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between from the late 1880s to the early 1900s. While traveling Hedin visited Constantinopole (Istanbul), oil-rich Azerbaijan in times of Nobel Brothers, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia and Japan.[2] The posthumous publication of his Central Asia atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.

For a full and better functionality you can download and open Hedin’s routes in Google Earth:

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