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THL Title Text
by John Vincent Bellezza
Edited by Geoffrey Barstow, Mickey Stockwell and Michael White
Tibetan & Himalayan Library
Published under the THL Digital Text License.

II.1. Stelae and accompanying structures: Funerary and non-funerary structures

Drakgo DoringBrag sgo rdo ring

Basic site data

  • Site name: Drakgo DoringBrag sgo rdo ring
  • English equivalent: Rock Formation Portal Long-stones
  • Site number: C-30
  • Site typology: II.1a
  • Elevation: 4490 m
  • Administrative location (township): Oma’O ma
  • Administrative location (county): GertséSger rtse
  • Survey expedition: HTCE
  • Survey date: June 9, 2002
  • Contemporary usage: Light grazing.
  • Identifiable Buddhist constructions: None.
  • Maps: UTRS VI
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General site characteristics

Drakgo DoringBrag sgo rdo ring is located between the herder’s village of DrakgoBrag sgo and the entrance to a red and white limestone gorge simply known as DrakgoBrag sgo. The terrain is level and studded with dramagra ma brush. At the very edge of the expansive Oma’O ma plain stand four small white limestone pillars in an uneven row (2.2 m long). These pillars are highly eroded, discolored and encroached upon by dramagra ma brush. No other manmade remains were detected at the site.

Oral tradition

None was collected.

Site elements

From south to north the four pillars have the following dimensions and characteristics:

  1. Long-stone DR1: irregularly shaped (60 cm [height] by 80 cm [basal girth]).
  2. Long-stone DR2: irregularly shaped, broken at the base (90 cm basal girth).
  3. Long-stone DR3: irregularly shaped, broken (70 cm by 1.2 m).
  4. Long-stone DR4: irregularly shaped 60 cm by 80 cm).

Note Citation for Page

John Vincent Bellezza, (Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010), .

Bibliographic Citation

John Vincent Bellezza. . Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010.