Scripts of ancient Turkic inscriptions found in Sukhbaatar Aimag, Mongolia were encoded
On June 20, 2013, researchers at the Archeology Institute affiliated the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) has informed that they were preparing to propose to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Education and Science to carefully study, recover and preserve the monuments that have been found nearby Delgerkhaan Mountain in Tuvshinshiree Sum of Sukhbaatar Aimag.
During an exploration research conducted during August 14-28, 2011, the team led by scientific researcher at the Institute of the MAS Dr. Ts.Bolorbat exposed many monuments and discovered ancient Turkic inscriptions from the monuments, which were depicted with flower patterns. Recently, these writings were decoded based on paper copies of the inscription by scientific researcher at the Archeology Institute of the Academy of Sciences, R.Munkhtulga and the Institute’s guest researcher from Osaka University, Prof. Takashi Oosawa. Currently, it has been discovered that there are altogether 2,832 letters, 646 words in 20 lines, and over 30 markings on the 2 monuments. The inscriptions believe to have been dedicated to the deceased noblemen, written by other men from other tribes to participate in the burial ceremony of the deceased. Researcher R.Munkhtulga stated, “There have been no discoveries of so many large memorial monument complexes in Mongolia to this day”.
The Delgerkhaan memorial is important evidence to study the history of eastern Turkic tribes and Aimags, some tribes such as Khyatan, Tatabi and Tatar that spoke in Mongolian language, and the Tatar tribe that resided in eastern Mongolian regions during the first half of the VIII century.