The world’s greatest conqueror was born and raised near the Onon River in Mongolia. Genghis Khan’s childhood name was Temüjin. He died on August 18, 1227. The location of his grave has been the subject of much speculation and investigation. The grave remains undiscovered.
Genghis Khan was ordered to be buried without signs or symbols. After his death, his body was returned to Mongolia and apparently returned to Henty Aimag’s hometown, where many believe that many were buried near the Onon River. Chinggis Khan’s Mausoleum is his monument, but not his burial place.
Legend has it that 2,000 people attended his funeral, after which they were killed by his troops. The soldier was then killed by his bodyguards, who killed people and things in their way to hide where he was buried. Finally, legend has it that they were committed when they arrived at their destination. Marco Polo related this, but does not appear in modern sources. Moreover, according to legend, after the tomb was completed, the slaves who built it were slaughtered, and the soldiers who killed them were also killed. Therefore, everyone who knew the location had died.
Folklore says the river passed through his grave and is no longer found (reflecting the burial method of King Gilgamesh of Uruk or the leader of the West Goat Aralick). Another story states that his tomb was destroyed by many horses, after which trees were planted there, and the permanently frozen ground also played a role in hiding the grave.
Erdeni Tobchi (1662) claims some important facts. One of them is that Genghis Khan’s coffin may have been empty when he arrived in Mongolia. Likewise, Altan Tobchi (1604) claims that only his shirt, tent and boots were buried in Ordos. Turnbull tells another legend that the tomb was rediscovered 30 years after Genghis Khan’s death. According to this story, a young camel was buried with Khan, and the camel’s mother was later found crying in the child’s grave.
Marco Polo writes that at the end of the 13th century, the Mongolians did not know the location of the tomb. Mongolia’s secret history includes the year Genghis Khan died, but there is no information on his burial. In “The Journey of Marco Polo”, he writes: “It is an unchanging practice that all the chiefs of the Grand Khan and Genghis Khan should be brought to be buried on a certain high mountain called Altay. Where might they die? Oh, it should be. a hundred days to go, but they’re still being told there. “
Other sources mention the area of Mount Burkhan Khaldun as the burial site (about 48.5 degrees north latitude and 108.7 degrees east longitude). The area near Burkhan Khaldun is called Ikkorig or Tabu Besar. This 240 square kilometer area was blocked by Mongolians and the invasion was punishable by death. Only in the last 20 years has this area been opened to Western archaeologists.
According to the tradition of the former dynasty, which was part of the Mongolian empire that ruled China, all of Mongolia’s great kings were buried around the tomb of Genghis Khan. The site name in Chinese is the Qinian Valley. However, the specific location of the valley is not mentioned in any documents.
There are rumors of the standard, including hints as to where it was removed from a Buddhist monastery by the Soviet Union in 1937. On May 10, 1920, the French diplomat Saint John Press became part of the first expedition through Mongolia with the head of the Chinese post office, Henri Picard Destellan and Dr. Jean Augustin Busier, Chinggis Hahn. Follow the trail from.
On October 6, 2004, the Genghis Khan palace was discovered. This will allow you to find his grave.
Morley Krawitz, an amateur archaeologist, spent 40 years searching for the graves. In French Jezus’ records, he finds references to early battles in which Genghis Khan, still known as Temjin at the time, had a decisive victory. According to this source, he chose the confluence of the Hellen and “Burch” rivers with Burkhan Khaldun on his right shoulder, and after the victory, Temjin said the place would be his favorite forever. Krabitz believes that Temjin’s grave is near the battlefield and tries to find the river “Burch”, which the mapmaker turns out to be unknown. But he found the name of the place. The area in question, “Baruun Bruch” (“West Bruch”), was excavated about 100 km (62 miles) east of Burkhan Khaldun (48 degrees north latitude, 110 degrees east longitude, wider than Bayan Brag) in 2006. Maury Kravitz died in 2012 without finding a grave.
Albert Yumin Lin leads international cloud sourcing efforts. The Khan Valley Project is trying to find the tomb of Genghis Khan, who is believed to have used non-invasive technology in the area. His team uses technology platforms for ground, air and satellite based remote sensing. He was awarded the “2010 Readers Choice Adventurer of the Year” by National Geographic Adventure magazine for protecting Mongolia through research.
In January 2015, the University of California, San Diego launched a project to ask anyone interested to tag potential burial sites using images taken from outer space. In 2016, new searches using drones are underway.
In 2015 and 2016, two expeditions led by French archaeologist Pierre Henri Giscard, a Mongolian archaeologist, and Raphaël Hautefort, a scientific imaging expert, joined the Henty Mountains (northeastern Mongolia). ) Supports the theory of ancient burial mounds in the vicinity. The peak of Mount Burkhan Khaldun. Their non-invasive analysis using drones is based on a model of a 250 meter (820 ft) long human burial mound, possibly the tomb of a Chinese emperor in Xi’an. This shows that it is true.
In addition, the expedition noted that the mound was still the material for religious ceremonies and pilgrimages for the people around it. The expedition took place without permission and without notification to the local government, so it did not produce a scientific publication by the Pierre Henri Giscard. Indeed, apart from strictly controlled access to the area around Burkan Cardun, the sanctity of the tombs to the Mongolian government and its inhabitants made exploration impossible. Pierre-Henri Giscard said details about his work could be published after death.