Antiquities of Upper Tibet: An Inventory of Pre-Buddhist Archeological Sites on the High Plateau

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Title:Antiquities of Upper Tibet: An Inventory of Pre-Buddhist Archeological Sites on the High Plateau

ISBN:8187392258

Author:John Vincent Bellezza

Publisher:Adroit Publishers

Publish Year:2002

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Tibet | Archaeology | Tibetan History

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Photographs, Map and Bibliography.

Pages:304

Size:190 x 246 mm

Weight(gms):890

Price:USD 30.12

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  • This book examines a host of ancient monuments and rock art sites discovered by the Author during his Upper Tibet Circumnavigation Expedition conducted in 2000. Adding significantly to his earlier work in the field, the author introduces for the first time 10 archaeological sites perched on the highest parts of the Tibetan plateau, including those found in the vicinity of holy Mount Kailash. This book examines a host of ancient monuments and rock art sites discovered by the Author during his Upper Tibet Circumnavigation Expedition conducted in 2000. Adding significantly to his earlier work in the field, the author introduces for the first time 10 archaeological sites perched on the highest parts of the Tibetan plateau, including those found in the vicinity of holy Mount Kailash.

    John Vincent Bellezza

    John Vincent Bellezza is an archaeologist and cultural historian specializing in the pre-Buddhist heritage of Tibet and the Western Himalaya. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Tibet Center, University of Virginia, and has lived in high Asia for three decades. Since 1994, Bellezza has comprehensively surveyed ancient monuments and rock art on the uppermost reaches of the Tibetan plateau. He has also extensively studied archaic rituals, myths and narratives in Bon and Old Tibetan literature. In addition to nine books, Bellezza has written numerous academic and popular articles on topics pertaining to early Tibet. He is the first non-Tibetan to have explored both the geographic and ritual sources of each of the four great rivers that emerge from the Mount Kailas region. He also visited most major islands and headlands in the great lakes of Upper Tibet. Bellezza has also traveled widely on foot in the Western Himalayan regions of India and Pakistan.
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