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January 2017

Flight of the Khyung wishes you a Happy New Year! This month’s newsletter brings you the second part of an article about the end of the Bronze Age in uppermost …

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December 2015

Flight of the Khyung welcomes you to the ancient strongholds of Spiti! Before we head to the summits though, my felicitations. A number of auspicious observances are held around the …

November-2015

November 2015

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung as we continue our explorations on the western fringes of the Tibetan Plateau! This issue presents the last in a three-part article surveying …

Flight of the Khyung - October 2015

October 2015

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung as we once again explore the ancient rock art of Spiti! This issue contains the second of a three-part article. The first part …

Flight of the Khyung - September 2015

September 2015

Flight of the Khyung surveys the ancient rock art of Spiti situated on the western rim of the Tibetan plateau! The last four newsletters have been devoted to the early …

Flight of the Khyung - August 2015

August 2015

Welcome to the Flight of the Khyung marking nine years of this newsletter’s publication! This 109th issue is focused on cultural interconnections between Spiti and Upper Tibet and Ladakh in …

Flight of the Khyung - July 2015

July 2015

Flight of the Khyung returns you to a wonderland perched on the western edge of the Tibetan Plateau! This month’s offering is exclusively devoted to the rock art of Spiti, …

Flight of the Khyung - June 2015

June 2015

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung and further explorations of Spiti! This issue continues with the study of the early cultural history of this enchanting region. There is also …

May 2015

Welcome to Flight of the Khyung as we lift off to the western edge of the Tibetan plateau! The destination is Spiti, a region tucked away in the northeastern corner …

April 2015

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung, a voyage I hope you will find illuminating. This issue is all about the conservation of archaeological sites in Upper Tibet. New threats …

March 2015

The Prehistoric collection of the Tibet Museum in Lhasa – Part Two
Welcome, as Flight of the Khyung continues with a bird’s eye view of the Tibet Museum and its prehistoric …

February 2015

Welcome to another soaring Flight of the Khyung! The destination of this month’s exaltation is the Tibet Museum in Lhasa and its prehistoric collection of artifacts. Images of a representative …

January 2015

Flight of the Khyung wishes all users of this website a productive and salutary New Year! To ring in the new, this issue delights readers with two images of the …

December 2014

Welcome aboard as Flight of the Khyung takes you to new heights in winter-solstice Tibet! This month the reader is treated to the special beauty of a rare assortment of …

November 2014

Welcome aboard another Flight of the Khyung! This month we continue our explorations of the Tibetan ‘animal style’, a group of artistic traditions vibrantly depicting animals using curves and circles. As …

October 2014

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung, a newsletter dedicated to the culture, art and archaeology of ancient Tibet! This special issue features the Eurasian ‘animal style’ rock art of …

February 2014

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung! This voyage is to the haunts of a great but quirky ancient patriarch, Dragu Ngongen, of highest-most Tibet. We begin however by revisiting …

December 2013

This month Flight of the Khyung takes you to some of the most extraordinary prehistoric art in all of Tibet. Constituting a comprehensive tableau of life more than 1500 years old, these …

August 2013

Welcome to the Seventh Anniversary issue of Flight of the Khyung! Given this auspicious occasion, I would like to heartily thank regular readers, some of whom have been following this …

March 2013

Greetings to the fliers of the horned eagle, Tibet’s greatest conveyance! I hope you like the new look of the website, redesigned to entice readers to these very pages. In …

August 2012

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to tigers, that fearsome carnivore of eastern Eurasia. These creatures are part of the cultural and artistic heritage of many peoples in the region. Similarly, …

February 2012

All aboard another Flight of the Khyung! Ancient art is our theme again this month, spurred on by the successes of recent expeditions. In the last two years, I have …

April 2011

This month’s Flight of the Khyung changes tack slightly to offer you ancient Tibetan writings on both paper and stone.  I think you will find the story about the origins …

January 2011

A Happy New Year to all of you! The wintery landscape of the northern hemisphere is no barrier to the Flight of the Khyung delivering its payload of fascinating information …

December 2010

Once again the Flight of the Khyung swoops down to earth, carrying with it the mysteries of ancient Tibet, and just in time for this holiday season! I have fascinating …

October 2010

We embark on another flight with the great horned eagle across the very crown of Planet Earth. This month’s issue focuses on discoveries made on my recent Upper Tibetan Rock …

September 2010

Welcome onboard as this month’s Flight of the Khyung traces a path over both upper and central Tibet. This issue features a potpourri of monumental and artistic evidence, furnishing more …

August 2010

Fourth anniversary issue
Welcome to the 49th issue of Flight of the Khyung! Very glad you can see it. This month’s offering comes out later than usual due to fieldwork …

July 2010

This month’s Flight of Khyung takes in an enormous slice of time in the Tibetan hinterlands. Examining ancient artifacts, this issue once again brings the glories of Tibet to the …

June 2010

In the annual migration across the Great Himalayan divide, the Flight of the Khyung reaches the Tibetan Plateau. This month’s issue comes to you from Lhasa, the holy city of …

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