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Riders lost in the Himalayas

The Pir Panjal is a mountain range situated in the western part of the Lesser Himalayas extending from the east-southeast to west-northwest across the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The sights are awesome: lofty peaks rising to the heights of up to 4,000 meters above the sea level, swift-flowing streams and deep-set valleys overgrown with cedars and scattered tiny houses surrounded by little fields. In June 2017, this was the site of a Russian-Indian archaeological expedition launched...

Modified: 15.05.2018
archeology , Lesser Himalayas , Jammu and Kashmir , stone sculptures , Hephthalites (Ephthalites) , Hunas (Xiongnu) , Alchon Huns , laser scanning , cloud of points , 3D object model , virtual reconstruction , interactive application
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Himalayan Riders: Eye-Witness Report

Natalia V. POLOSMAK , Corresponding Member RAS, Doctor of History, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS (Novosibirsk). In June 2017, a Russian-Indian archaeological team worked in the Pir Panjal Range, western part of the Inner Himalayan region. Its mission was to seek and record stone horses, enigmatic sculptures lost in the remote mountains of the Jammu region, the State of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The expedition was organized thanks to the support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The...

Modified: 03.11.2017
Jammu and Kashmir , Himalayas , stone sculptures , Ephthalites , The Alchon Huns , Huns , archaeology , laser scanning , point cloud , 3D model of the objects , virtual reconstruction , interactive application
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