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

General site characteristics

Milhé KhordoMi lhas ’khor mdo is located in the midst of a level sandy plain.246 The site consists of seven quadrate funerary enclosures that appear to be of the double-course wall type and one funerary mound (bangsobang so). These funerary structures are aggregated in three groups. Due to the wholesale extraction of stones from the monuments in the 1990s, all superstructures are in an advanced state of degradation. Although there are reported to have been many examples of coherent walls, not one fragment is still in situ at Milhé KhordoMi lhas ’khor mdo. The dismantling of the funerary structures occurred here in order that local drokpa’brog pa could build corrals and other pastoral structures.


[246] For details of the 1999 survey, see Bellezza, Antiquities of Northern Tibet, 189.

Note Citation for Page

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

Bibliographic Citation

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