Zhang Zhung: Images from a Lost Kingdom

By Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Alex Siedlecki

Zhang Zhung: Images from a Lost Kingdom is an introduction to the kingdom of Zhang Zhung (Shang Shung), the ancient realm of the pre-Buddhist Bön religion, surrounding the sacred Mount Kailash in western Tibet and originating more than three thousand years ago. The text by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, with over 50 black-and-white and color photographs, details his historic discovery of one of the capitals of this ancient realm, Khyung lung dngul mkhar, the Silver Palace of the Valley of the Garuda, during an expedition to western Tibet in 1988. Images from a Lost Kingdom can be considered an introduction to Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s three-volume masterpiece on the origins of Tibetan culture: The Light of Kailash.