Friday 12 April 2013

Genghis Khan Rides Again

image credit: Rich_Lem cc

Just over thirty miles east of the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator the old Emperor, Genghis Khan, rides again. Sat atop his horse, surveying his dominion, a huge 131 feet statue of Genghis Khan dominates the steppes of Mongolia.

The sculpture, designed by D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal stands at the banks of the Tuul River. It is here that the great emperor was said to have found a golden whip at the age of fifteen. It was this whip that is said to have inspired the young Temujin (his birth name) to go on to conquer much of the known world.

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