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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

Drankhor DoSbra ’khor rdo

Basic site data

  • Site name: Drankhor DoSbra ’khor rdo
  • English equivalent: Tent Camp Rock
  • Site number: C-43
  • Site typology: II.1a
  • Elevation: 4830 m
  • Administrative location (township): Sele PukSe le phug
  • Administrative location (township): GegyéDge rgyas
  • Survey expedition: HTWE
  • Survey date: June 24, 2004
  • Contemporary usage: Light grazing.
  • Identifiable Buddhist constructions: None.
  • Maps: UTRS VI, HAS D1
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General site characteristics

Drankhor DoSbra ’khor rdo is located east of the dark-colored mesa known as Drankhor DoSbra ’khor rdo. This site is situated on the northern margin of the huge Sele PukSe le phug basin. The views in all directions but the east are constrained by higher topographical features. To the east one can see a great distance all the way across the Selé PukSe le phug basin to the Ngangla RingtsoNgang la ring mtsho basin. The terrain is sandy and gently slopes down towards the east. Drankhor DoSbra ’khor rdo consists of three in situ pillars.

Oral tradition

None was collected.

Site elements

The highly weathered pillars of Drankhor DoSbra ’khor rdo are mostly made of a dark gray volcanic (?) rock. The three standing specimens form a north-south line 2.4 m in length, which is oriented perpendicular to the axis of the slope. From south to north, these three pillars have the following dimensions and characteristics:

  1. Long-stone DR1: irregularly shaped (50 cm [height] by 1 m [basal girth]).
  2. Long-stone DR2: irregularly shaped (60 cm by 1 m).
  3. Long-stone DR3: tabular (90 cm by 1 m). The broad sides of this pointed pillar are anomalously oriented east and west.

There are also two uprooted pillars at the site; a pinkish tabular specimen (90 cm long) and a partly submerged dark gray specimen (90 cm long).


Note Citation for Page

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

Bibliographic Citation

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