This paper represents a brief study and a translation of a ritual funeral text
dated to the 11th–13th сc. Despite its brevity, the manuscript is a consistent and
complete fragment describing the ritual and proving the doubtless similarity between the
Tangut and Tibetan religious traditions. The very age of the text attests to the fact that
this tradition has survived down to the present day in unaltered form.
Conference Yemen as Rally Point dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Piotr A. Gryaznevich (September 19, 1929 — February 12, 1997) and Avraam Gr. Lundin (December 25, 1929 — October 12, 1994) will be held in the IOM RAS.