The Khan Collection

A trove of archaeological treasures proves the Mongols and their monarch were surprisingly civilized

"The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."


Boy, talk about a man who knew what he wanted out of life. He also knew how to get it: after the tribal leader known as Temujen was crowned in A.D. 1206 as the Mongols' Genghis Khan -- "emperor of all emperors" -- he waged nearly continuous wars of conquest against his neighbors. By his death in 1227, Genghis Khan ruled...

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