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  Or.8212(161) The Book of Omens
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Or.8212(161) The Book of Omens

Names

"Manual of Divination", "Book of Omens", "Irk bitig", "Гадательная книга"

Location

The manuscript is stored in the British Library, London. Or 8212 (161) (Ch 0033)

Specification

East Turkestan is very rich region of ancient manuscripts. There are manuscripts found in present Uigur autonomy in regions Turfan, Dunhuang, Miran and walls with Old Turkic writings. The biggest manuscript is “Irk bitig” written on 62 pages. Researches of these writings have been conducted since 1902.

Size

Height of a page 13.1 cm (5 1/2 in), width 8.1 c (3 1/2 in).

Researches

А.Le Coq 450, M.A.Stein, V.Thomsen 451, Z.R.Hamilton, L.Bazin 452, H.N.Orkun 453, S.E.Malov 454, and other scientists conducted researches.

Full-text information
1.Малов С.Е. Памятники древнетюркской письменности. Тексты и исследования. – М., Ленинград, Издательствно Академии наук СССР, 1951
2.Clark L. Chapter III. The Turkic Manichaean Literature. //Emerging from darkness. Studies in the Recovery of Manichaean Sources. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies.
3.Tekin T. Text and Translation. //Irk Bitig: The Book of Omens. Harrassowitz Verlag, Turcologica. Band 18. Wiesbaden, 70 s. + Facsimiles, 1993. 75-133 s.
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