Mongolia: Archaeologists Discover Genghis Khan’s Tomb
In the Khentii province of Mongolia, road construction workers have found a mass grave near the Onon River that contains the bones of several human corpses that were laying on a sizable primitive stone structure.
The location was visited by forensic specialists and archaeologists, who discovered that it was a Mongolian royal tomb from the 13th century that the researchers believe to be Genghis Khan’s.
The University of Beijing-affiliated scientific team has come to the conclusion that the several skeletons found on top of the building were most likely slaves who built it and were later forced to keep the location a secret.
The site also contained the remains of twelve horses, which were undoubtedly needed to travel with the Great Khan in тн.
68 skeletons in total were discovered together, almost immediately on top of an unassuming stone building.
The tomb’s contents were dispersed and severely degraded, most likely as a result of the location being buried beneath the river bed for hundreds of years up until the Onon river’s route altered in the 18th century. Among hundreds of gold and silver items and thousands of coins, the skeletons of a tall male and sixteen females were found.
The women are thought to have been the warlord’s wives and concubines who were supposed to travel with him in the afterlife.
The quantity of valuables and the sheer number of scc animals and humans have immediately convinced archaeologists that the location was unquestionably the residence of a fairly strong Mongol commander.
They were able to confirm that the “o” belonged to a man between the ages of 60 and 75 who lived between 1215 and 1235 AD after conducting a comprehensive set of tests and analyses.
The tomb appears to belong to Genghis Khan, according to the age, the time, the place, and the magnificence of the site.
The basic rock dome that the archaeologists found was probably long hidden beneath the Onon river. This new find is among the most significant in the annals of archaeology due to Genghis Khan’s undeniable historical significance.
He was the founder and first тн (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which after his death grew to be the biggest continuous empire in history. His name, Temüjin, means “of iron,” and he was born in Mongolia. Before beginning a string of military expeditions in China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and even Eastern Europe, he is renowned for bringing the tribes of Mongolia together and combining them into one.
During his lifespan, he conquered an area larger than 31 million square kilometers. He is one of the most significant figures in human history since his legacy, which extends beyond his conquest, is still present.
By the establishment of the Silk Road, which would become and continue to be for centuries the principal network of trade and cultural transmission in Eurasia, he linked the East and the West and allowed for long-distance contacts in politics and the economy.
Genghis Khan also has a staggering number of descendants, as 1 in 200 people alive now may have Genghis Khan as a direct ancestor, according to certain genetic tests. Up to 200,000 of the 2 million residents of Mongolia alone may be descended from Genghis Khan.