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Nestorian City Remains From Inner Mongolia

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This chapter covers the material aspects of city and architectural remains used by Nestorian Christians in Inner Mongolia. The settlements identified in the chapter are grouped as 'Nestorian cities'. The chapter discusses the identification of Olon Sume and its relation to other sites after introducing neighbouring sites inhabited by Nestorian Christians. Martin's Ulan Baishing (Mongolian for Red Building) is situated near the Chinese settlement of Chengbuzi some 25 km. north of Wulanhua or Siziwangqi in Siziwangqi banner. The remains lie along the western bank of the Shara Muren river. The city of Boro Baishing was built on a north-south axis with gates in the western, eastern and southern walls. Mukhor Soborghan was founded at the southern side of a bend in the Jin dynasty wall.

Keywords:Boro Baishing; Inner Mongolia; Nestorian city remains; Olon Sume; Ulan Baishing



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