Mongolian Tanjur

Documentary heritage submitted by Mongolia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2011.

© National Library of Mongolia
Mongolian Tanjur, Wrapped in yellow fabric and pressed by 2 wooden frames in sandal wood book covers

Tanjur (Tibetan for translation of treatise) have had a huge effect on the development of Mongolian literature and other branches of science. The proposed inscription concerns a large collection of over 3427 works on ten disciplines created by ancient Indian and Tibetan scientists and panditas. It has served as a theoretical guide for translators and moreover greatly contributed to the translation of Mongolian of the Middle Ages.

  • Year of submission: 2010
  • Year of inscription: 2011
  • Country: Mongolia
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