On Delgerkhaan Inscription and the Inscriptions Left by Turkic Khaganates
Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
(59th Annual Meeting of the PIAC, 2016)
In the beginning of the 20th century, the inscriptions Bilge Kağan, Kül Tegin and Tunyukuk are the first and probably the only inscriptions with respect to the inscriptions left by the Turkic Khaganates in Mongolia. During the 20th century, with the discoveries of new inscriptions left by the First Turkic Khaganate, knowledge of Turkic inscriptions has started to change. After the discovery of the new Turkic inscriptions in the south-eastern part of Ulaanbaatar where no Turkic inscription was found before, our knowledge of the inscriptions has totally changed and been renewed. The discovery of the new Turkic inscriptions around the southeast of Ulaanbaatar means that there are inscriptions belong to the Turkic Khaganates not only in the western part of Ulaanbaatar but also in the southern and south-eastern parts. The only known inscription in the east of Ulaanbaatar was Tunyukuk. According to the first examinations, there were 2832 symbols/letters on the two inscriptions found near Sükhbaatar Aymag, Tuvshinshiree Sum and Delgerkhaan mountains. We know that the number of the symbols is approximately 3000 now. However, the inscription in question is different from the other inscriptions in terms of content. In this paper, this text on the inscription which is based on repetitions will be discussed and some new suggestions for the unclear and illegible words will be presented.