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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

The seven cubic tombs of Tsamé Gösa MöndurRtswa med god sa mon dur are situated on the summit of a talus-cloaked ridge, which rises about 150 m above the Randrok TsoRwa ’brog mtsho basin.247 The tombs form a single east-west line along the narrow ridgeback and most of them sit atop small rock outcrops. The site directly overlooks the Randrok TsoRwa ’brog mtsho basin and has open views in all directions. The longest view is in the east. The ridgeline with the tombs separates the Randrok TsoRwa ’brog mtsho basin from the small tributary valley of GyaplungRgyab lung to the north. The cubic tombs of Tsamé Gösa MöndurRtswa med god sa mon dur are in relatively good condition, in that their integral form is discernable. The tombs are made of variable-length, thin slabs of rock found at the site. It takes about 20 of these slabs, laid on top of one another to reach a height of 1 m.


[247] For details of the 1999 survey, see Bellezza, Antiquities of Northern Tibet, 156-157.

Note Citation for Page

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

Bibliographic Citation

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