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Genghis Khan Dies (1227)

Though infamous for slaughtering entire cities and destroying fields and irrigation systems, Genghis Khan is admired for his military brilliance. The emperor-warrior consolidated nomadic tribes into a unified Mongolia and led them to conquer much of Asia from the Pacific coast to Eastern Europe. He died on a military campaign in China, and the empire was divided. The circumstances of his death are unclear. According to legend, how did his descendants ensure that his grave would remain hidden? More...
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Genghis Khan Dies (1227)
Though infamous for slaughtering entire cities and destroying fields and irrigation systems, Genghis Khan is admired for his military brilliance. The emperor-warrior consolidated nomadic tribes into a unified Mongolia and led them to conquer much of Asia from the Pacific coast to Eastern Europe. He died on a military campaign in China, and the empire was divided. The circumstances of his death are unclear.
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Genghis Khan
1st Khagan of the Mongol Empire
(Supreme Khan of the Mongols)
King of Kings
YuanEmperorAlbumGenghisPortrait.jpg
Genghis Khan as portrayed in a 14th-century Yuan era album, the original version was in black and white. Original size is 47 cm wide and 59.4 cm high. Paint and ink on silk. Now located in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
1st Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Reign Spring 1206 – August 18, 1227
Coronation Spring 1206 in a kurultai at the Onon River, Mongolia
Successor Ögedei Khan
Born Temüjin[note 1]
likely 1162[2]
Khentii Mountains, Mongolia
Died August 18, 1227[3] (aged c. 65)
Spouse Börte Üjin Khatun
Kunju Khatun
Khulan Khatun
Yesugen Khatun
Yesulun Khatun
Isukhan Khatun
Gunju Khatun
Abika Khatun
Gurbasu Khatun
Chaga Khatun
Moge Khatun
Issue Jochi
Chagatai
Ögedei
Tolui
Others
Full name
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Genghis Khan
Mongol: Чингис хаан
Chinggis Khaan
Mongol script (right):
Chinggis Khagan[note 2]
House Borjigin
Father Yesügei
Mother Hoelun

Genghis Khan[note 3] (c. 1162 – August 18, 1227), born Temüjin, was the Great Khan and founder of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. After founding the Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he launched the Mongol invasions that conquered most of Eurasia. Campaigns initiated in his lifetime include those against the Qara Khitai, Caucasus, and Khwarazmian, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by large-scale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in the Khwarazmian and Western Xia controlled lands. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.

Before Genghis Khan died he assigned Ögedei Khan as his successor. Later his grandsons split his empire into khanates.[5] He died in 1227 after defeating the Western Xia. He was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia.[6] His descendants extended the Mongol Empire across most of Eurasia by conquering or creating vassal states in all of modern-day China, Korea, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and substantial portions of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia. Many of these invasions repeated the earlier large-scale slaughters of local populations. As a result, Genghis Khan and his empire have a fearsome reputation in local histories.[7]

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'Curse' of Genghis Khan's secret tomb

A legendary curse that has protected the tomb of Genghis Khan from discovery for 800 years appears to have struck again after an American expedition that claimed to have located the grave abruptly pulled out of Mongolia.

The whereabouts of the remains of the 13th century warlord who united the tribes of Mongolia before conquering territory from Russia to China is one of archaeology's last great mysteries.

According to legend, the tomb will never be found.

Before his death in 1227 Genghis Khan supposedly gave out elaborate orders to ensure that the grave was never discovered.

According to one account, 1,000 foot soldiers were killed at the site to prevent them disclosing the site.
When 800 more soldiers returned to Karakorum, the ancient Mongol capital, they too were slaughtered. Some say that thousands of horses were raced over the grave to obliterate any trace of the burial.

Another legend claims Genghis was buried in the bed of a diverted river and afterwards the water reverted back to its original course.

Mongol tradition dictates that Genghis Khan was buried with the spoils of his campaigns, including jewelled Chinese weapons, gold coins from Samarkand and religious artefacts from Russian Orthodox churches.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/mongolia/1404670/Curse-of-Genghis-Khans-secret-tomb-strikes-again.html

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