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Sunday March 13th 2011


‘Nomadic Dwelling - Ger’ Archives

Ger Furniture

The furniture in a ger is made to be not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Many a ger will contain furniture painted bright shades of orange, blue, pink and white and will usually stand out inside the ger. The space inside a ger is usually quite limited, and this lack of space limits the size of most of the furniture.Most visitors [...]

Yurt-Ger Structure

The oldest complete yurt yet discovered was found in a 13th century grave in the Khentei Mountains. The majority of Mongolian people are still living in yurts. Piano Carpini, an Italian missioner wrote 7 centuries ago that “The Mongols build giant tents; once a red tent accommodated 2000 people”. The Mongolian yurt consists of two main parts: [...]

Hun’s Yurt

According to scientists, Yurt has an origin when nomadic and hunter tribes separated from each others. By the end of 19th century almost 100 ethnic were using Yurt around the world. Some of them still use Yurt even today. They are some republics of former Soviet Union such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Khalimag, Tuva, [...]

Yurt History

Yurt is one type of the human housing. Scientists consider that separation between nomadic herder tribes and hunter tribes was the main reason of the origin of Yurt. Most scientists who made studies on yurt hardly tried to reveal differences and similarities of demands of use yurt, traditional features of people who lived in yurt, their relations [...]

Caves in Mongolia

Around 2 million years ago apes slowly began to leave trees and made their first attempt to live on the land. I, 2 million years later their next generations or first humans began using stone tools in order to make nests and caves. Ancient humans didn't understand the reality of natural disasters such as earthquake, thunder, strong winds and [...]

Assembling Ger-Yurt

It is important to select a good site that has good, dry soil. The surface of the ground must be even. Before the floor is laid the soil must be shoveled in order to loosen and even it out. Mongolians always put up their yurts with the door facing south. By doing this they can use the roof ring, along with the sun to effectively tell [...]

Yurt Types

The yurt or, as Mongolian's call it, "ger" is an amazing product of the nomadic style of life, which has been transformed into present form and design over three thousand years. The Mongolian yurt has always been an important part of nomadic life as a dwelling place. The origins of the yurt go back to the beginning of humanity when people had to [...]

Turk Yurt

Kingdom of Turk had existed between VI-VIII centuries AD. The Mongolian tribes settled along the rivers of Tuul, Onon and Kherlen and had given taxes to Turkish King. Archaeological findings prove that nomadic cultures such as literacy, architecture, decorative art and music during Turkish domination. Turkish scripture known as Orkhon Scripture [...]

Wigwag Residence

In the result of positive changes occurred to lifestyles and knowledge of people, wigwag became the main type of ancient homes. Some tribes of Huns were transforming into urban civilization and were building towns and villages. In other words they shared their knowledge with neighboring tribes and in turn they took more experi¬ences from them. In [...]

Yurt Development

Yurt Development

The Mongolian yurt has passed through many different stages during its development process. It has been improved by people with various intellectual levels over many generations beginning with the wooden dwelling built by ancient man. Even in the rock paintings left by ancient men in Mongolia, early dwelling evolution can be seen. During [...]

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