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Photographs in 2003 High Tibet Antiquities Expedition (HTAE)

The large castle hulk. The southeast corner of the castle. South wing compartments. Note the remnants of the evenly spaced partition walls. Extensive hill-top  structural remains. The south side of the castle. The north side of the castle. A cave in the northeast complex. The northeast complex.
The tunnel in the southwest complex. A cave in the southwest complex. Note the oblong niche and domed recess, characteristic features of Gugé (<i>gu ge</i>) caves. The southwest complex. The breach in the wall from which access to the southwest complex is obtained. Buddhist ruins of Ritsegyap (<i>ri rtse rgyab</i>). The east summit complex. The west summit complex. The formation with the monastery and “castle” ruins of Ritsegyap (<i>ri rtse rgyab</i>).
The formation’s summit. Note the rampart traces in the foreground. A rampart fragment. The battlement in the ramparts zone. Residential structures RS1 and RS2. The castle structures and caves. The high point rammed-earth structure on the summit of the formation. The formation as seen from Sharlang (<i>shar lang</i>) Village. The summit of Lukhar (<i>klu mkhar</i>).
The summit of Lukhar (<i>klu mkhar</i>) with what is probably a Buddhist earthen structure. Caves with affronted cobble wall remnants at Khartak (<i>mkhar ltag</i>). Caves and cobble wall traces at Khartak (<i>mkhar ltag</i>). The Khartak (<i>mkhar ltag</i>) cave complex. The ledges on the edge of the formation host earthen slab wall remains. An earthen slab wall lining a ledge. Lukhar (<i>klu mkhar</i>). The cave complex of Shishé (<i>shis shed</i>). On the right side of the summit there is a ruined Buddhist monastery. On the left side of the summit there are the ruins of what is reported to have been a fortress.

2003 High Tibet Antiquities Expedition (HTAE) in Topic