Genghis Khan's Lost Tomb

By | September 5, 2019

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Source: (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)

Genghis Khan was the most successful conqueror in history -- he was also one of the most brutal. One would expect that a person of such eminence would have a monumental tomb on par with the Pyramids of Giza. Curiously, the location of Genghis Khan’s tomb is one of history’s most enduring mysteries.

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Genghis Khan. Portrait cropped out of a page from an album depicting several Mongol emperors now located in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Source: (Wikimedia Commons)

The Khan of Khans

Genghis Khan (sometimes Chinggis) was born circa 1162 as Temüjin, the son of a Mongol tribe leader. Through outstanding military tactics, brutality, and politicking he managed to unite the quarreling tribes of Mongolia under his sole rule as Genghis Khan by 1206. Genghis Khan literally means, “Universal Ruler.”