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Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016

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Mongolia

The stone stele monument was created to mark the historical event of arrival of the 226 volumes of the Mongolian Tanjur into the capital city of Mongolia in 1924 and its subsequent hand over to the newly established National Library of Mongolia. This monument depicts text of an agreement with 9 provisions in accordance to which the Tanjur in Mongolian script that was kept at the Buddhist temple in Tsahar county of Lord Wise Nayant had been transferred into permanent ownership of the Institute of Sutra and Records under the Ministry of Enlightenment of Mongolia. Also symbolizes the first collection efforts undertaken which were inscribed onto granite to immortalize the sacred traditions of the Mongolian people to cherish and respect knowledge contained in books. Additionally, the monument bears the long standing cultural and aesthetic traditions of mongols to create stele stone sculptures and monuments to mark historically important events and deeds.

Documentary heritage submitted by Mongolia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017. The "Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur" was recommended as an addition to the "Mongolian Tanjur" inscribed in the Memory of of the World Register in 2011.

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