Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Ancient

They’ve Found Genghis Khan’s Tomb…Maybe

They’ve Found Genghis Khan’s Tomb…Maybe 1

A team of American and Mongolian scholars may have discovered the final resting place of one of history’s greatest warriors, Genghis Khan. The discovery, if confirmed to be true, could prove to be problematic for a variety of reasons. Khan is still revered in Mongolia, and disturbing his tomb in the name of science would upset many Mongolians. The Chinese government fear that the site could be a touchstone for troublesome political action.

Via Daily Beast:

Altan Khuyag, a 53-year-old herder and forest ranger, offers us a cup of warm milky tea, insisting that we stay the night, in a typical display of Mongol friendliness. Among the nomads, reciprocal hospitality is a vital part of life on the steppe. When I ask about Genghis, he dips his ring finger into a bowl of vodka, flicking a drop to the sky, towards Tengri, the god of the blue heaven. Two more dips, two more flicks, two more ritual offerings. In Mongolia, superstition still surrounds Genghis Khan, and the hunt for his tomb often stirs heated debate. Even his name is a touchy subject. In Mongolia, Genghis Khan is known as Chinggis Khaan and is considered by many almost a god.

“He watches over us. He is why we have our good lives today,” says Khuyag, hunching his shoulders as if feeling the presence from above. He, like many locals, thinks Genghis Khan is buried on a mountain in the Khentii range—a belief shared by both ancient and contemporary historians but unsupported by science or physical evidence until the discoveries made by Lin and his Mongolian partners.

Khuyag has scaled the range twice, but he believes the conqueror’s grave should be left in peace. “I don’t think people should search for his tomb, because if it is opened, the world will end.”

MORE..

Comments

You May Also Like

Planet Earth

The grueling 996 work schedule, so named because it requires employees to work from 9am to 9pm, six days a week, has persisted at...

Underworld

The new appointment to the post of Minister of Defense of the People’s Republic of China is truly epoch-making. For the first time in the...

Apocalypse & Armageddon

The Asia-Pacific region is increasingly becoming a place where the foundations for World War III are emerging. Apparent calm is deceptive. Europe was perceived by contemporaries...

Fact or fiction

Many holy elders spoke in their prophecies about a whole series of upcoming wars. Some of them warned that another world conflict could flare up...

Planet Earth

An increase in unusual cases of respiratory illnesses among children, including pneumonia, has been reported in China. Is the world facing a new epidemic like...

Underworld

World auditors, studying the global market in conditions of financial and political turbulence, revealed an interesting fact. China (already in the top 3 buyers of...

Science & Technology

In November 2018, a unique scientific event took place, which resulted in the birth of the first people with altered DNA. The Chinese geneticist He Jiankui was...

Apocalypse & Armageddon

Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State and diplomacy “guru” considers the military conflict between the US and China due to Taiwan very...

Advertisement