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Gengis Khan Basecamp Found In China
Physorg/Xinhua ^ | 12-26-2006

Posted on 12/28/2006 5:22:34 PM PST by blam

Gengis Khan basecamp found in China

Chinese scholars have found a series of ancient wells they believe provided water for Genghis Khan's legendary hordes during their campaign in Western Xia.

The find led them to conclude Genghis Khan did indeed march through the city of Ordos on his expedition into Western Xia.

China's Xinhua news service said Monday more than 80 wells spaced 10 meters (33 feet) apart that were apparently used by the expedition's thousands of soldiers and horses.

The wells are believed to be part of the "100 Wells" cited in the ancient classic history, "The Untold Story of Mongolia," which recounts the history of the region and its Mongol raiders from 700 to 1240.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: basecamp; china; genghiskhan; gengis; genocide; godsgravesglyphs; khan; mongolmassmurderers

1 posted on 12/28/2006 5:22:37 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping


2 posted on 12/28/2006 5:23:14 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

how long before its converted to a source of spring water -for Walmart?


3 posted on 12/28/2006 5:24:20 PM PST by oceanview
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To: blam

4 posted on 12/28/2006 5:25:00 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: blam

It is probably a little late in the game to try poisoning the wells to slow down their advance........


5 posted on 12/28/2006 5:27:24 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: blam

Who's got the pic of Kerry as Khan?


6 posted on 12/28/2006 5:32:06 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Allow me to try a caption for your picture:

Now what was my travel agent's phone number???


7 posted on 12/28/2006 5:38:03 PM PST by T-Bird45
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To: DTogo
Is this it?


8 posted on 12/28/2006 6:07:03 PM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: blam

They had a 540 year run. Is that longer than the Roman Empire?


9 posted on 12/28/2006 6:19:44 PM PST by Thebaddog (Labrador Retrievers are the dog's dog)
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Not really. The Roman Empire was, what, about 700 years? Then you toss in another thousand thanks to Byzantium, maybe a few hundred more if you believe the Holy Roman Empire was actually a continuance of the classical Roman Empire, and you've got probably the longest-surviving empire in human history... China excepted.


10 posted on 12/28/2006 6:37:15 PM PST by Terpfen ("Conservatives" who sat at home cost us the War on Terror, SCOTUS, and economic success.)
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To: Terpfen
Venice had the longest lived continuous government in human history.
11 posted on 12/28/2006 6:42:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Terpfen
Almost forgot, there was the Roman "kingdom", then the Roman "republic", then a series of "empires" ~ then split into the Eastern and Western Empire, and various other things.

Rome changed governmental systems, capital cities, and physical locations over a long period ~ so you can count it as being a very long lived "country" or a series of successor states with a relatively common language, similar public laws, and Roman noses.

12 posted on 12/28/2006 6:45:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah; Terpfen
Republic Of Venice

"The Most Serene Republic of Venice (Venetian: Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta; Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia) was a Venetian city-state originating from the city of Venice (today in Northeastern Italy). It existed from the 8th century until the 18th century (1797). It is often referred to as the Serenissima, which is Latin for its title, "Most Serene"."

13 posted on 12/28/2006 6:51:04 PM PST by blam
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Thanks Blam.

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14 posted on 12/28/2006 7:42:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I updated my profile Saturday, December 23, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: oceanview
"how long before its converted to a source of spring water -for Walmart?"

I bet the Chinese would go for it. More hard currency, exactly what their economy needs...
15 posted on 12/29/2006 12:15:06 PM PST by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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