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Space Buddha Statue Carved From Meteorite
2012-09-27 04:50:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A thousand year old religious icon, a Nazi SS expedition into Tibet, and a meteorite. Sounds like the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, right? You aren't far off. A small Buddhist statue, originally uncovered by a Nazi expedition to Tibet, has been analyzed by scientists and found to have been carved from a meteorite fragment. In 1938, renowned zoologist and ethnologist Ernst Schafer led an expedition into Tibet. It...

2012-09-25 23:03:50

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency in Lhasa, now offers a 7-day overland tour from Lijiang to Shangrila, with many fascinating cultural stops along the way. Experience the unique Naxi culture, magnificence of the Yangtze River, and serenity of Shongtsen monastery. “This tour provides people with the chance to see not only familiarize themselves with Tibetan culture but also to encounter the picturesque landscapes of the Tibetan region,” said Explore...

2012-07-22 23:01:44

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa travel agency, currently offers cultural tours for travelers interested in discovering Tibetan art, music, religion and history. “From the relics of the ancient dynasties to the color and liveliness of the annual Buddhist festivals, these tours will take travelers on a journey of discovery,” Explore Tibet. “The culture of Tibet is as unique as the landscape, and opportunities abound for the curious traveler.” (PRWEB) July 23, 2012...

2012-07-13 23:03:38

“The permit situation for foreign travelers in Tibet has changed multiple times this season,” Explore Tibet said. “There are a lot of rumors about the permit, but we have the latest information from the Tibet Tourism Bureau.” (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 “The permit situation for foreign travelers in Tibet has changed multiple times this season,” Explore Tibet said. “There are a lot of rumors about the permit, but we have the latest information from the...

2012-07-06 23:03:34

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa-based travel agency, now offers an 8-day train tour from the Chinese capital of Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Travelers will have the opportunity to explore the famous historic and cultural sights of these two cities. (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency, now offers an 8-day train Tibet tour from the Chinese capital of Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous...

2012-06-02 23:00:50

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency, announces special tours for the annual Saga Dawa holy festival. This year the main activities will take place on June 4th, although celebrations will last for a month. (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency, announces special tours for the annual Saga Dawa holy festival. This year the main activities will take place on June 4th, although celebrations will last for a month. Saga Dawa honors the birth, enlightenment,...

2012-05-27 23:01:41

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency, announced a day trip to the nomadic northern plateau, with a stop at holy Namtso Lake (4,700 meters in altitude). (PRWEB) May 27, 2012 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency, announced a day trip to the nomadic northern plateau, with a stop at holy Namtso Lake (4,700 meters in altitude). “North of Lhasa travelers can see the drokpa, Tibetan nomads who lead a traditional lifestyle,” Explore Tibet said. “The harsh...

2012-05-25 23:01:53

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency, announced a day trip to holy Yamdrok Lake. “Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet,” Explore Tibet said. “The deep turquoise color of the lake and the surrounding snow-capped peaks are awe-inspiring.” (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency, announced a day trip to holy Yamdrok Lake. “Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet,” Explore Tibet said. “The...


Latest Tibet Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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