Bugan hushuu (deer stone)

A deer stone, which is found mostly in Mongolia and in some Central Asian countries, is unique monument dating to the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age. It is fixed oblique stone, which has pictures of the sun and moon at the top and decorated with the image of deer in the middle. The bottom of the deer stone usually has knives, weapons, shields, mirrors and hammer engraved on it. The size of deer stones range between 1 – 4 meters in height and 20 – 60 cm in thickness and 60– 80 cm in width. About 700 deer stones were discovered around the world and of which 550 were found in Mongolia.

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