Why Genghis Khan’s Tomb Can’t Be Found; BBC

Mongolia – Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape

This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink salted milk tea in nomads’ round ger tents and to snap pictures of roaming horses and goats. Sometimes we stopped just for the sake of stopping ‒ Ömnögovi Province, Mongolia, is endless by car. I couldn’t imagine tackling it on a horse.

But this is the country of Genghis Khan, the warrior who conquered the world on horseback. His story is full of kidnappings, bloodshed, love and revenge.

That’s just history. The legend begins with his death.

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Genghis Khan (known in Mongolia as Chinggis Khaan) once ruled everything between the Pacific Ocean and Caspian Sea.

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