The Tombs of Tibetan Kings

The Tombs of Tibetan Kings

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In this precious book, Giuseppe Tucci tells of the funereal culture of the ancient Tibetan civilisation, born on the "roof of the world". During his multiple expeditions in Tibet, Tucci had the opportunity to visit personally the tombs of their ancient kings and, in this book, he reports with a great wealth of detail their structural, aesthetic and symbolic characteristics; the treasures collected in their tomb, which are able to guarantee, even after the king's death, the prosperity of the kingdom; the numerous rooms; and the king himself, placed in the centre of the tomb, so as to represent the world's axis for eternity.Reprint of the 1950 Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente edition.show more

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  • Paperback | 185 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 3,628.72g
  • Mimesis International
  • MI, Italy
  • English
  • yes
  • 885752678X
  • 9788857526782
  • 2,721,566