Mongolia: Preservation Challenges Confront Trove of Buddhist Texts

A staff worker shows off some of the manuscripts crowding the storage rooms at the National Library of Mongolia. With limited storage space, library staff make best use of available room, minding the fragile state of the documents as best they can. (Photo: Pearly Jacob)

Scholars believe it to be the world’s largest treasury of ancient Buddhist texts. The sheer immensity of the collection held in the National Library of Mongolia has prevented a proper tally to date.

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Pearly Jacob is a freelance journalist based in Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia: Preservation Challenges Confront Trove of Buddhist Texts

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