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  • Genghis Khan the GREEN: Invader killed so many people that carbon levels plummeted

    01/15/2013 9:54:45 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/11
    Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history - after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest. The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.
  • Genghis Khan, Secretary of State

    01/15/2013 9:45:37 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/15/13 | William A Levinson
    The United States might just as well send Jared Lee Loughner or, if he was still alive, Adam Lanza, to represent it in the world community, and this is no exaggeration. John Kerry is, per his own admission, a mass murderer just like Loughner and Lanza or, to use his own words, Genghis Khan. John Kerry: Admitted Felon, Liar, or Both There is a huge legal difference between an admitted felon and a convicted felon. Neither John Kerry nor Barack Obama's friend William Ayers was ever convicted of a felony, but both said they committed felonies. Ayers said he was...
  • Keep Genghis Khan off toilet paper: Mongolian lawmaker

    10/06/2006 6:40:18 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 22 replies · 631+ views
    AP Via Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/6/06 | staff
    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- Mongolia's legislature on Thursday began debating a law on regulating the use of Genghis Khan's name to protect the memory of the legendary conqueror. The name of the isolated Asian nation's favorite son is on more than half a dozen brands of vodka and beer and other products. ''We are not showing enough respect to Genghis Khan,'' said lawmaker E. Bat-Uul. ''We tend to use his name more on vodka bottles. If today somebody produces toilet paper with Genghis Khan's name, we do not know what to do about it as currently there is no law.''...
  • Genghis Khan, Law Giver, Free Trader And Diplomat, Is Back With A New Image

    07/10/2006 6:44:22 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 686+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-11-2006 | Richard Spencer - Ulan Bator
    Genghis Khan, law giver, free trader and diplomat, is back with a new image By Richard Spencer in Ulan Bator (Filed: 11/07/2006) The Mongolian capital has been swamped with images of its former potentate, Genghis Khan, in honour of the anniversary of his unification of the nation in 1206. At the climax of celebrations in Ulan Bator yesterday, soldiers in traditional uniform and bearing yaks' tail standards heralded the unveiling of an enormous statue of the Great Khan in the main Sukhbaatar Square. The monument in which it is set contains earth and stones from the holy and historic places...
  • The Secret In The Steppes Thought Safe For All Time (Genghis Khan)

    02/09/2006 11:00:19 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,477+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2-9-2006 | Edward Cody
    The Secret in the Steppes Thought Safe for All TimeDespite Misgivings in Mongolia, Explorers Hope to Find Site of Genghis Khan's 800-Year-Old Tomb By Edward Cody Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, February 9, 2006; Page A20 ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- On the vast flatlands of eastern Mongolia, enclosed by a two-mile wall in the form of an oval, diggers have uncovered tantalizing clues to the solution of one of history's enduring mysteries: the site of Genghis Khan's secret grave. Finding the spot where the great Mongolian conqueror was laid to rest in 1227 by his famed horseback warriors would fill...
  • Has Genghis' Tomb Been Found?

    11/26/2004 12:11:59 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies · 2,640+ views
    China.Org ^ | 11-26-2004 | Shao Da
    Has Genghis' Tomb Been Found? After four years' work, a joint team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists announced on October 4 that they had found what they believe to be the true mausoleum of Genghis Khan (1162-1227). The ruins, dated to between the 13th and 15th century, were found at Avraga, around 250 kilometers east of Ulan Bator, the capital of the People's Republic of Mongolia. Team members said that they expect the discovery to provide clues to the whereabouts of the khan's actual burial site, which they believe may be within 12 kilometers of the mausoleum. There is a...
  • Genghis Khan's Pen As Mighty As His Sword

    08/23/2004 6:46:57 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,109+ views
    IOL ^ | 8-23-2004
    Genghis Khan's pen as mighty as his sword? August 23 2004 at 11:45AM Beijing - A Chinese historian says he has evidence that ruthless conqueror and master of the Mongol horde Genghis Khan was as masterful with the pen as he was with the sword. Historians have long assumed the ancient Mongolian ruler was illiterate, primarily because the Mongolian written language was created in the early 13th century, when Genghis Khan would have been in his 40s and not have had time to learn, the official Xinhua news agency said. However, Tengus Bayaryn, a professor at China's Inner Mongolia University,...
  • Genghis Khan: Father To Millions

    06/22/2004 9:49:06 AM PDT · by blam · 157 replies · 5,876+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 6-22-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Genghis Khan: Father to Millions? By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery Newshttp://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20040621/gallery/genghis_goto.jpg> Statue of the Mongol Emperor June 22, 2004 —Genghis Khan left a legacy shared by 16 million people alive today, according to a book by a Oxford geneticist who identified the Mongol emperor as the most successful alpha male in human history. Regarded by the Mongolians as the father of their nation, Genghis Khan was born around 1162. A military and political genius, he united the tribes of Mongolia and conquered half of the known world with a cavalry riding on grass-fed ponies. By the time Genghis died in 1227,...
  • The Mysterious Tribe of Tuwa

    01/30/2004 6:35:04 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 530+ views
    China Times ^ | January 27, 2004 | by Chen Lin
    The Mysterious Tribe of Tuwa-It's said that they originated from the old or wounded soldiers abandoned by Genghis Khan The Mysterious Tribe of Tuwa On the banks of the Kanas Lake, there live 2,000 Tuwas, a Mongolian tribe that have existed in this remote area of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for generations. They mainly inhabit the areas of Kanas, Hemu and Baihaba. Their primitive nomadic lifestyle seems to have been isolated from the modern civilization of the 21st century. They believe in Shamanism and Lamaism and keep the primitive worship of fire and other natural forces as their...
  • History rehabilitates the tyrants of old in Central Asia

    10/26/2003 1:22:46 PM PST · by nwrep · 26 replies · 327+ views
    Boston.com ^ | October 24, 2003 | H.D.S. Greenway
    By H.D.S. Greenway, 10/24/2003 UNTIL THE TYRANTS of the 20th century came along, they were the most efficient, cold-blooded, feared, and destructive conquerors the world had ever known. They were the Mongol horsemen from the steppes of Central Asia, whose hordes under the leadership of Genghis Khan built a 13th-century empire by mass slaughter -- burning cities and terrifying half a dozen civilizations from Russia to the East China Sea. Genghis Khan's grandson, Hulagu, leveled Baghdad, and Iraqis have invoked his name ever since to brand their enemies, including the Americans. It is said that you could smell their stench...
  • A Prolific Genghis Khan, It Seems, Helped People the World

    02/13/2003 1:47:34 PM PST · by vannrox · 16 replies · 871+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2003 | By NICHOLAS WADE
    February 11, 2003 A Prolific Genghis Khan, It Seems, Helped People the WorldBy NICHOLAS WADE remarkable living legacy of the Mongol empire has been discovered by geneticists in a survey of human populations from the Caucasus to China. They find that as many as 8 percent of the men dwelling in the confines of the former Mongol empire bear Y chromosomes that seem characteristic of the Mongol ruling house. If so, some 16 million men, or half a percent of the world's male population, can probably claim descent from Genghis Khan. The finding seems to be the first proof, on...