Precious archaeological findings and sutras showcased

2018-11-15 16:23:26

The Institute of History and Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) organized an open day event , presenting basic research works of historical science and its outcomes and displaying an exhibition of valuable sutras, books, works and archeological findings.

The Scientific Workers Day is marked every last week of the month of November of each year traditionally. During the open day event held ahead of the day, presentations were delivered under topics ‘About documents being preserved in the fund of the Institute of History and Archeology’, ‘Secret History of Mongols is the history of Mongolians and valuable cultural heritage’ and ‘Recent results of study on deer monuments in Mongolia’. Moreover, the event named the three highlighting events occurred in historical and archaeological science of Mongolia in 2018. Some archeologists have revealed an ancient well used to provide water need of Khaan’s settlement in the VIII-IX century, which is a new discovery, notable in the history.

Secretary of the Institute of History and Archaelogy of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, PhD. N.Khishigt “We discovered the well of the ancient capital Ordu-Baliq of the Uyghur Empire in the 8th-9th century. With the excavation in 2018, it was discovered that there was an ancient well that provided the palace with water at the center of the large structure. The well-preserved well is the notable discovery in the field of Middle Ages history and archeology for Mongolia as well as in the history of ancient structures in Central Asia.” 

More than 5 thousand scripts written in Tibetan language and over 2 thousand source materials in Mongolian and over 1000 sutras written in clear /tod/ script are being preserved in the sutra and book’s fund of the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. At the event, valuable works such as Sutra Jadamba written with gold were presented.

About 40 findings in 11 types displayed in the archeological exhibition have attracted the visitors. It exhibited, for instance, stone arrowheads of the New Stone Age, stone pestle as well as bridle-bit of the Bronze and Iron Ages and dirk of the Iron Age found from Ulaan Khus soum of Bayan-Ulgii aimag in 2006 and earthenware of Khunnu era and Khunnu tomb discovered from Eg river in Khutag-Undur soum of Bulgan province in 2014. 

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