Genghis Khan and his Heirs
Organised in collaboration with the National Museums of Mongolia
The "Genghis Khan and his Heirs" exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Mongolian Empire.
The exhibition highlights the Mongolian domination over most of Asia and Eastern Europe by Genghis Khan and his heirs, exemplified by excavations of the old Mongolian capital of Qaraqorum, which attracted trade, crafts, religions, literature, financial and administrative skills from all over the known world. The successor empires of the Golden Horde in Russia, the Cagatay in Central Asia, the Ilkhane in Persia and the Yuan dynasty in China are presented by precious artwork from recent archaeological findings.
The exhibition features the Mongolian Empire at the height of its power, as well as its pre-history nomadic traditions, its successor empires in Asia and Europe in the 16th century and its cultural influences present in modern Mongolia.
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