Metropolitan Museum to host treasures of Khubilai Khan

New York's Metropolitan Museum will offer visitors a glimpse of the delights of 13th century China when it plays host to The Legend of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, an exhibit of "lavish costumes, stunning paintings and priceless jewels."

James C. Y. Watt is curator of the exhibition said "The art of this period is one of the most dazzling of all time. We want to show that, so that people don't think of the [medieval] Mongols as a marauding people who just went around killing people -- though of course," he added, "they did do that."

The exhibit will be at the Met until January 2011.