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This is the conclusory chapter of the book, which consists of Nestorian remains from Öngüt settlements and grave sites. The Öngüt lived in walled cities along major caravan routes. Inside one of these settlements now known as Olon Sume, remains of a Nestorian church and possibly a Roman Catholic cathedral have been found. The bulk of the Nestorian material described in the book originates from grave sites. The Nestorian Christians in Inner Mongolia used a variety of graves including rock graves, graves with horizontal gravestones, graves with tomb sculptures and graves with pillars. Steles and gravestones frequently depict crosses rising from lotus flowers and symbols taken from a variety of faiths and cultures. Finally, the book examines the appropriation of the Nestorian heritage by different groups of peoples in Inner Mongolia.

Keywords:Öngüt; grave sites; Nestorian remains; Olon Sume



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