Turkic Monument, Dongoin shiree steppe, Eastern Mongolia

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Ruins of ancient Turkic monument surrounded by 14 pillars with inscriptions

A joint excavation team from Osaka University and the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences discovered the ruins of a unique monument surrounded by 14 large stone pillars with Turkic Runic inscriptions arranged in a square on the steppe called Dongoin shiree in eastern Mongolia during their three-year (2015 ~ 2017) joint excavation.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/ou-dor121817.php

The ruins date back to "the reign of Bilge Qaghan (716-734 AD) of the Second Turkic Qaghanate."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/archaeologists-discover-an-ancient-turkic-monument/vi-BBHaDyM

Turkic peoples are found throughout Central Asia, but Dongoin shiree (near Baruun-Urt and ) is pretty far east.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkic_peoples#Origins_and_early_expansion
 

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) has uploaded more than 150,000 images of biological sketches, some dating back to the 15th century, onto the internet. They’re all in the public domain, and free for anyone who wants them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/albums
 
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