This ancient relic is a part of the Ruins of Guge Kingdom in Ngari, Tibet. The ruins of the Guge Kingdom are in Zanda County in southern Ngari Prefecture, which borders India to its south. It is discussed within archeological circles in similarly reverential tones as the Mayan Civilization and Pompeii. The three have in common that they were abruptly destroyed at their peak and obscured from the world for centuries. Also that when excavated, all were found to be in an uncannily well-preserved state.