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Beneath the ruins of Genghis Khan's capital city in Central Asia, archaeologists discovered artif...
Smithsonian ^ | March 25, 2009 | Abigail Tucker

Posted on 04/10/2009 5:49:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Of all the wonders in The Palace of the Great Khan, the silver fountain most captivated the visiting monk. It took the shape of "a great silver tree, and at its roots are four lions of silver, each with a conduit through it, and all belching forth white milk of mares," wrote William of Rubruck, a Franciscan friar who toured the Mongol capital, Khara Khorum, in 1254. When a silver angel at the top of the tree trumpeted, still more beverages spouted out of the pipes: wine, clarified mare's milk, a honey drink, rice mead -- take your pick... in 1235, Genghis's son, Ogodei, began building a city near the Orkhon River, on the wide-open plains... The ruins now lie beneath sand and scrubby vegetation, but lately there's been renewed interest in Khara Khorum. A book of new scholarship, "Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire," coming out in June details major finds that archeologists have made in recent years, which shed light on what life was like in the city as the Mongols transitioned from raiders to rulers. The traveling exhibit, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas through September 7, 2009, and then at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for three months starting October 10, 2009, will showcase some of those artifacts for the first time on American soil.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: china; genghiskhan; genocide; godsgravesglyphs; houston; mongolmassmurderers; texas
full title -- Beneath the ruins of Genghis Khan's capital city in Central Asia, archaeologists discovered artifacts from cultures near and far
1 posted on 04/10/2009 5:49:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 04/10/2009 5:49:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Let me be first to say on this thread

KHANNNNNNN


3 posted on 04/10/2009 5:51:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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(shaking fist) spittle. the whole nine yards.


4 posted on 04/10/2009 5:56:35 PM PDT by wiggen
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To: SunkenCiv

Khara Korum

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/eacp/japanworks/mongols/pop/images_khara.htm


5 posted on 04/10/2009 5:58:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: SunkenCiv

Merv

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merv


6 posted on 04/10/2009 5:59:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: SevenofNine
The Doctor Fun Page

7 posted on 04/10/2009 6:02:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: combat_boots

Thanks!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merv#Turk_and_Mongol_control
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balkh#History_of_Balkh


8 posted on 04/10/2009 6:07:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: combat_boots
Thanks!
But Khara Khorum turned out to be a poor location for a capital city, primarily because it could not supply itself. According to one Western observer, 500 carts of provisions were required daily to sustain the city's population.

9 posted on 04/10/2009 6:09:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Horde today, hoard tomorrow...


10 posted on 04/10/2009 6:15:45 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

11 posted on 04/10/2009 6:19:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Smokin' Joe

...

[bank teller] $9,000 is quite a large sum! Did you hoard all that money yourself?

[customer] No, my sister hoard half of it.


12 posted on 04/10/2009 6:24:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: JoeProBono

That was a while back. ;’)


13 posted on 04/10/2009 6:25:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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“razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and ...”

Sorry, windsurfer flashback...


14 posted on 04/10/2009 6:30:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL!


15 posted on 04/10/2009 6:33:54 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JoeProBono

Chloë Sevigny has aged well.


16 posted on 04/10/2009 6:36:53 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yep. Home sweet home. ;-)


17 posted on 04/10/2009 6:45:41 PM PDT by Ghengis
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To: nufsed

That’s more than I can say for her career.


18 posted on 04/10/2009 7:13:45 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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To: SunkenCiv

btt


19 posted on 04/10/2009 7:14:19 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: bigbob

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2225976/posts


20 posted on 04/10/2009 8:50:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Meanwhile, Michelle hoes in the Victory Garden


21 posted on 04/11/2009 4:44:53 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco dÂ’Anconia)
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To: SunkenCiv
This one’s coming to Denver in the fall. Cool!
22 posted on 04/13/2009 12:35:04 PM PDT by colorado tanker (What do you mean you can't put a teleprompter on a Easter egg? What do I say to the kids?)
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Gotta love those travelling exhibits!


23 posted on 04/13/2009 1:49:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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