Archeologists discover ancient well from 8th-9th century

2018-11-14 18:44:23

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/.  The Institute of History and Archeology at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences organized an open day event today. The institute has promoted its researches introducing the results of the researches to the public.  The scholars were noting that they are currently working on creating a database for Mongolian cultural heritage and archeological information alongside making an e-book on Mongolian history.

Secretary at the Institute of History and Archeology, doctor, professor N.Khishigt said, “In the frameworks of the ‘Orkhon’ project, that the institute has been working on in partnership with the Archeology and Anthropology Department of the National University of Mongolia and the Institute of Archeology of Germany since 2007, we discovered the well of the ancient capital Ordu-Baliq of the Uyghur Empire in the 8th-9th century. With the excavation in 2018, it was discovered that there was an ancient well that provided the palace with water at the center of the large structure. The well-preserved well is the notable discovery in the field of Middle Ages history and archeology for Mongolia as well as in the history of ancient structures in Central Asia.” 

About 40 findings of 11 types were also displayed at the open day event. For instance, a tomb from the time of Xiongnu, stone arrowheads of the Neolithic Era and the clay pots that was discovered during the excavation of 2014 were shown.