Archeologists display their treasury
The territory of Mongolia is wealth in archeological findings and historical monuments. The Mongolian Institute of Archeology conducts field researches in cooperation with Mongolian and foreign scholars and displays samples to the public annually.
This time, it is hosting an exhibition demonstrating unique discoveries unearthed in last decade and never displayed before.
Over 200 artifacts discovered as a result of archeological researches conducted on the territories of more than 70 soums of 14 aimags of Mongolia are available at the exhibition named “Mongolia’s archeology – Decade” staged in the Mongolian National Museum. For example, a petrified skull belonging to the Stone Ages, a knife made of bone and other tools of various designations, helmets of Bronze and Iron ages, a ceramic vase, a wood plate, and a dress of 2500 years age, a carpet found in a tomb of Huns nobleman, a crown of Bilge Khaan of Turks, and other gold and silver artifacts are caught eyes of spectators.
Discoveries belonging to the Turkic period or 6th to 8th centuries are divided into categories as tombs, worship items, stone men and inscriptions on rocks. Thus, hundreds of gold and silver artifacts including Bilge Khaan’s crown, which are embodiment of craftsmanship of skillful ancestors are displayed here as well. A large space is devoted to archeological discoveries belonging to Uigur, Khyatan and Mongol empire including wooden musical instruments and various items found in remains of Kharkhorin, the capital of ancient Mongol Empire.