tour of the United States. The Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition is stunning, as we know from seeing it at the Houston Museum of Natural Science last fall. However, it seems the powers that be in China are suddenly queasy with such evidence of a different racial history for that region. That's a thought that goes bump in the night and another reinforcement to visit the museums, the historical sites, the heritage areas and such. In a sense, seeing is believing. The Beauty of Xiaohe was a tall (six foot), finely featured, caucasian with lush auburn hair. Her mummified remains clearly show that.