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Tomb of Genghis Khan

Tomb of Genghis Khan
Final resting place of the great Genghis Khan has been the subject of searches and disputes scientists and treasure hunters all over the world for several centuries. But if the Mongolian specialists and the people believe that the grave of their great ancestor is somewhere in the highlands north of Ulan Bator (according to legend, he was buried on Mount Burkhan Khaldun), their Chinese counterparts are assured: the tomb found them quite elsewhere.

Member search expedition and director of the historical museum in Urumqi Professor Tsan Hu argues that finally found the place of the burial of the legendary commander and conqueror. He particularly noted that the grave was found near the Mongolian-Chinese border at the foot of the Altai Mountains in China. By the way, Chinese scientists in recent years, insists on the fact that Genghis Khan's tomb should be in this area, which repeatedly ran his way large army. Genghis Khan died in 1227 during a campaign against the country of Tangut Xi Xia. There are several versions of his death. According to one of them - the general fell from his horse during a battue hunting of wild horses. His horse something frightened and shied away, and Khan fell to the ground. After that, the old emperor felt bad. His commanders would suspend aggressive campaign and return home, but Khan has insisted on its continuation. Even before his death, he demanded that the fact of his death carefully concealed until the final victory over the Tangut.

According to other versions, Khan died from an arrow wound (so thought Marco Polo) and even struck by lightning (this version adhered Plano Carpini). And common Mongolian legend, Genghis Khan died of wounds inflicted Tangut Hanshi, beauty Kyurbeldishin Khatun, who has spent with Genghis Khan the only wedding night. Its specially Tangut king had sent Shidurho-Hagan, distinguished by cunning and deceit. According to this legend, the beautiful Khan bitten in the neck, damaging carotid artery, and he bled to death. However, all researchers agree that the death of Khan came in 1227 and was not natural.

Genghis Khan died in a camp setting. The head of the most extensive countries in the world, occupied 4/5 of the Old World, the lord of about 500 million souls, Croesus, he has until the end of his days shunned frills. After the conquest of Central Asia, its military leaders got excellent Turkish mail and Damascus blade, but Genghis Khan himself, in spite of the fact that he was a passionate lover of weapons, basically did not follow their example and remained alien to Muslim luxury. He continued to wear the clothes of a nomad, held old customs and commanded his people not to modify these customs to avoid corrupting influence on the morals of Chinese and Muslim cultures.

His military leaders have done everything possible to give the ashes and soul of his master enjoy eternity in perfect peace. The place of his burial was kept a closely guarded secret. Tomb trample down, comparing with the earth, more than a thousand horses. In the course of 2000 people attended the funeral. All of them immediately after the ceremony chopped into pieces 800 horse guards from the army of Khan. But these 800 soldiers lived no more than a day: they will soon executed to save the burial place in secret. They were then sent to special patrols which killed all who were caught in the regions.

In 1990, after the collapse of the USSR - a great friend of the Mongolian people - Mongolia shoals streamed American and Japanese expedition, whose purpose was to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. The only condition on the part of the Mongolian government for archaeologists was - "Do not disturb the dust of their great ancestor." Expedition spent in search of the burial of millions of dollars, but their efforts were in vain.

The Chinese have in addition to the purely scientific interest in the burial of the legendary military commander and some political interest in Mongolia revered as a saint to the emperor: Beijing thus once again wants to show his neighbor, who is a true leader and undivided in the region. However, such "behavior" can cause in Mongolia sharply negative reaction, but China is now is not scary.

In addition, there is no doubt that the burial Khan gives his discoverers of priceless historical value, gold and silver jewelery, precious stones. The whole storehouse of the most skeptical assumptions worth millions and millions of dollars.

However, here there are contradictions. Back in 1950 in China, the mausoleum was built, where, according to the Chinese, kept the ashes of the great Genghis Khan, who was allegedly found in the northern Qinghai province. But Professor Hu Cang - co-discoverer of the burial of Genghis Khan - assures the world that the dust stored in the Chinese mausoleum, can not belong to the Khan.

It now remains only to await the results of a thorough scientific examination. If the burial actually conceals dust and treasures of Genghis Khan, then this discovery can be considered the greatest discovery of the millennium.

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