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Mystery Deer Stones of Mongolia

Mongolia is rich with landmarks and complex legacy locales that have a place with Bronze Age culture. The principle Bronze Age landmarks are khirgisuurs, petroglyphs, stone models, for example, deer stones and internment locales.

The most energizing and exquisite and significant landmark among Bronze Age buildings are deer stones.

Deer stones more often than not be discovered together with exceptional landmarks called khirgisuur, with piece entombments or at times with petroglyphs framing a perplexing site.

Deer stones are one of a kind landmarks dating to the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age that are discovered for the most part in Mongolia and in some Central Asian nations.

The Bronze Age memorial service rehearse, conciliatory custom and philosophy and creature style workmanship, which were spread among antiquated migrants, are generally together spoken to through deer stones.

The expression "Deer Stone" is gotten from very masterful delineations of deer on stone. The deer stones are made from a long piece of rock with four level sides, on which deer and different pictures are engraved. Deer stones have three ornamented human areas: a "face", "middle", and "lower body" segment.

The face part contains human confronts, image of sun and moon and hoops while adapted deer, elk – every so often steeds and ibexes – are engraved in the middle.

In the lower body part there are pictures of weapons, belt and steed riders. The fundamental design, deer pictures are traditionally delineated in superimposed uncommon unique style. In any case, by and large deer picture or different creatures, for example, steeds, ibexes and pig pictures are periodically delineated in harsh appearance.

The measure of deer stones territory between 1 – 4 meters in stature and 20 – 40 cm in thickness and 30 – 80 cm in width.

A blend of various workmanship making methods is connected on the deer stones statues. Scientists trust that these modern statues, which require colossal exertion and expertise, were committed to pioneers and incredible warriors of a tribe. In this way on the assortments of the deer stones there are etchings of different sorts of weapons, for example, knifes, grindstones, mattocks, bows with cases, lances, shields and mirrors and belts with enriching designs.

The deer stone statues have their source amid the center of the Bronze Age in the Central Mongolia and after that the early Iron Age they were spread all through Mongolia reaching out to a few nations of Asia and Europe. The principal look into on the deer stone was directed more than 100 years prior.

So far, around 1200 deer stones have been found.

The accompanying three destinations can speak to the locales of the Bronze Age social complex in Mongolia in the Tentative List:



This mind boggling site is found south of the Uushig pile of Burentogtokh soum, Khuvsgul region, involving around 400 hectare territory.

It is captivating and fascinating to see a complex of 30 deer stones and huge khirgisuurs and piece entombments. As far as statue number, able works and outlines this intricate site is an awesome portrayal of this culture. Particularly, statues with pictures of human face draw considerations of numerous researchers and considered one of the rarest statues.


There are more than 100 deer stones, various khirgisuurs, entombments and petroglyphs are spread inside 45,000 hectare range of North Tamir stream valley on region of Battsengel and Ikh Tamir soums of Arkhangai region. This site is thought to be the greatest one that arranged at one waterway valley. Other than the landmarks, this place additionally keeps crude material (stones) misuse locales, which demonstrates that this waterway valley was the principle range of the deer stone culture. There are additionally extremely intriguing statues with inscriptions of battling warriors and sling-like weapons.


This site is found 1 km from Khanui River in Undur-Ulaan soum of Arkhangai territory, possessing 17.9 hectares region. A gathering of 30 deer stone statutes and various khirgisuurs and piece internments constitute this intricate site. From these statues, 20 had been fallen and, in 2009-2010, these were raised on their unique spots.

This site is called "The exhibition hall of deer stones" in light of the fact that there is no different destinations to contain such number of deer stones so near each other.

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