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An intricate “Sayan-Altai”-style deer stone in Bayankhongor, Mongolia

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An intricate “Sayan-Altai”-style deer stone marks the site of Khushuut Nuur, Bayankhongor, Mongolia. Photo by William Taylor via National Geographic.

Deer stones are ancient Mongolian megaliths dating from the late second and early first millennia BC. Their name comes from their engravings of flying deer. There are five to eight hundred deer stones in northern Mongolia and Siberia.

nationalgeographic.com

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