Mongolian

Hunting with the eagles of Mongolia

In a wonderful article by William Kremer, of BBC World Service, photographer Asher Svidensky looks at some of the young people of Mongolia as they hunt using golden eagles, including 13-year-old Ashol-Pan, considered to be the country's only apprentice huntress. (photos)

Hennins inspired by hats of Mongolian royals says Medieval PoC

The quintessential "princess hat" of the Middle Ages, the hennin, was inspired by the willow-withe and felt Boqta (Ku-Ku) of Mongolian Queens, according to a blog entry for Medieval PoC. The Mongolian hats could reach up to 7 feet in height and may have served to distinguish men from women at a distance.

Golden Horde site in jeopardy from flooding

Saraichik, a medieval trade center of the Golden Horde in Kazakhstan, has withstood the Mongols, the Turks, and the Cossacks, but now the ancient trade city faces a worse fate: Mother Nature. The few buildings left at the site have been ravished by floods from the Ural River and beaten by storms.

[ATL] Midnight at the Oasis 5 – The Steppes West

Please join us for a weekend of fun in the mysterious and volatile lands of the Mongols at the Midnight at the Oasis 5The Steppes West, on September 27 – 29, 2013.

Ghengis Khan found guilty of drug charges

A man named Genghis Khan of Brooklyn, NY was found guilty of felony drug posession. Prosecutors did not say if he would be charged with conspiracy to invade China.

Chicago meets the Mongols

Chicago is about to be invaded by the Mongols, or at least the Field Museum is when it presents Genghis Khan, "the largest single collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled," February 24 through September 3, 2012.

The one-hour yurt

In a short, time-lapse film posted on the 109.com website, videographer Dan Grossman shows how one Mongolian family can construct a yurt (or ger) in slightly more than one hour.

Mongol shipwreck might be part of invasion force

In the 13th century, Mongol leader and Chinese ruler Kublai Khan attempted to invade Japan. A witness to the ill-fated attempt may have been found off the coast of Nagasaki in the form of a nearly-intact Chinese ship.

[CAL] Mongol Invasion

The Mongols are coming, the Mongols are coming. Join the shire of Oakheart for a fun filled day of fighting, riding, shooting, and feasting Mongolian style.

Mongols share traditional dance

A short film from UNESCO highlights Mongolian music and culture by sharing the Biyelgee Mongolian traditional folk dance as performed by dancers from several different ethnic groups.

Douglas Adams does Genghis Khan

Medievalists, Mongols and fans of writer Douglas Adams will be delighted to discover the short story The Private Life of Genghis Khan, which is available on Adams' website. PG-13 (language)

Conquering armies brought climate change

Genghis Khan may have inadvertantly brought about climate change, believes Julia Pongratz, who, with her colleagues Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, have compared historical records with global carbon dioxide levels.

Mongol history on Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has created a facsimile of the book History of the Mongols from the 9th to the 19th century by Major-General Sir A Cunningham. The nearly 800-page volume can be read as a book online.

[OUT] Crossroads 2011

The Year: 1241, during the reign of King Bela IV of Hungary. The Place: The cities of Buda and Pest, on the banks of the Danube. The Theme: The Europeans vs. the Mongols. The Feast: A wonderful Hungarian repast provided by the Caerthan Cook's Guild.

[WES] Rivenoak Yule

The Barony of Rivenoak presents our annual Yule Feast on December 4, 2010. We welcome most warmly the populace of our glorious Kingdom back into Rivenoak Keep.

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."

Rare Tibetan and Mongolian books online

A new project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, seeks to give digital access to rare Mongolian and Tibetan manuscripts to scholars around the world.

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Search for tomb of Genghis Khan continues

Traditionally, the grave of Mongol leader Genghis Khan, who died in 1227, was kept secret to keep enemies from desecrating it, and for years archaeologists have sought to find it. Now a new expedition hopes to discover a veritable "Mongolian Valley of the Kings."

[WES] Eskalyan Yule

Eskalyan Yule: Barony of Eskalya, Principality of Oertha (Anchorage, AK) University of Alaska, Anchorage, University Lake Building Annex* (3800 University Lake Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508)

Mongolian games celebrate "manly sports"

An annual festival dating to the 13th century is considered the Mogolian "Olympics." The event features the "manly sports" — horse racing, wrestling and archery. Louisa Lim of NPR has the story. (audio)

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree

Marco Polo, in his travel notes, wrote of Kublai Khan's massive capital, Xanadu. Now Chinese archaeologists believe they can reconstruct a layout of the city. The basis for their claim is a three-month long excavation of Yuan Shangdu, which they think is the historic Xanadu.

Palace of the Great Khan may lie beneath Khara Khorum

In the 13th century, Kublai Khan, grandson of the great Genghis Khan, moved the ruling city of China to Beijing, but prior to the time, the Mongolian capital, Khara Khorum, was an international city of great renown. Now archaeologists believe they know the whereabouts of the Palace of the Great Khan.

Mongolian dogs "brave and deadly"

An article for Mongolia-Attractions.com discusses the characteristics of the dogs, which have changed little since the time of the Huns.

Mongol invasion via Playmobile?

Parents of young children know that Playmobile, out of Zirndorf, Germany, has a seemingly endless supply of small, plastic figures to purchase including knights, Romans, pirates and ponies. Now they have added what appears to be a Mongol.

[GLE] Diamond Wars 24

The year is 1242. The Mongols have swept through the lands, making many things their own in the process. Now Batu han, the grandson of Genghis Khan, is ready to establish his capital at Saraj. Join the Golden Horde for a celebration of conquest, the horse, and the Golden Camp along the River Volga as the Turks and Mongols are united as the Tatar people.

Mongolia-focused SCA group gains international attention

In New York, computer professional Luigi Kapaj has created the Silver Horde, a reenactment group focused on Mongolian culture within the SCA. The UB Post, an English-language newspaper in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, recently published a feature-length article about the group.

[GLE] Masque of the Red Death

Join us on a campaign with “The One appointed by Heaven to rule all nations” Genghis Khan. As we travel along the road with our activities: A&S Competitions in costume, Brewing, Armoring, Jewelry, Leatherwork, Woodwork, Armoring, (Preference will be given to Mongolian items the Khan would have used.) a double-elimination tournament, Best Dressed Mongol Couple, Friday Night Mongol movie and beer, Mongolian Archery, Best Severed Head, followed by Severed Head Bocce.

[ATL] Winter Solstice: Mongols, Mayhem, and Murder

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Good friends, on this day in the fall of 1274 on the island of Tsushima (off the coast of Japan), we are about to witness historic events. The Mongols are prepared to invade Japan, and the negotiations and banquet today are an attempt to forestall the invasion. A wealthy Japanese lord has laid on an amazing day of festivities, highlighted by a feast guaranteed to delight all guests!

In honor of the attendees, the feast will feature courses of Mongol and Chinese cuisine, in addition to Japanese. Unfortunately, these important negotiations are destined to be marred by murder(s) most foul! But this is more than a stage play, and you dear friends are more than honored guests. We are counting on you to answer the age old questions “Whodunit?” and “why”? At the end of the afternoon, each guest will be asked to fill out a sheet of paper describing their interpretation of the mystery, and who the culprit(s) is(are). After evaluating the detectives’ work, the murderer(s) will be hauled off in chains to face the Emperor’s Justice, and the detective who solved the crime most correctly will win a prize. Location:
Barony of Sacred Stone (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

New film chronicles slave life of Genghis Khan

Mongol, a 2008 film directed by Sergei Bodrov, tells the story of the early life of Genghis Khan as a slave in 13th century Russia.