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2009-07-10 03:18:29
Ovoo is nearby the ancient capital of Mongolia. The ovoo is the ubiquitous pile of stones found on top of hills and passes. In forested areas they are sometimes made from branches into the shape of a domed hut. The building of an ovoo is an old and widespread custom among all the peoples of Mongolia, which existed long before the spread of Buddhism there and even before Shamanism. These cairns were most likely designed as tombstones, and later became shamanistic altars.