Mongolian

Tibetan Arms and Armor at Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will host Tibetan Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection through fall 2009 in the Arms and Armor Galleries, 1st floor, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery.

[AET] Coronation of Khalek and Branwyn

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The Canton of Beau Fleuve is pleased to announce that the Coronation of Khalek and Branwyn will be held in the Canton on the 12th of April at Camp Kenan.

Fleetly o’er the steppe come the strong winds of change, heralding our new King and Queen, Khalek and Branwyn. Call goes forth for the horsemen to gather in celebration of Their Coronation. The Canton of Beau Fleuve welcomes all to Camp Kenan, on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario on April 12, 2008, located at 8571 Lower Lake Road , Barker, NY 14012 Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve (Barker, New York)

Build yourself a yurt

Raoul, St. Florian de la Riviere, of the Kingdom of Lochac, has posted instruction on how to build a yurt or gher.

Trotting in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

Australian Tim Cope recently completed the journey of a lifetime: to follow in the footsteps of Mongolian leader Genghis Khan. Cope's three-year trek took him from Mongolia to Hungary, a 10,000 km trip.

Genghis Khan enforced ban on gay lifestyle

Chinese experts at the Research Institute of Ancient Mongolian Laws and Sociology in Inner Mongolia have determined that Genghis Khan's code of laws may have contained the earliest recorded ban on homosexuality.

"Mongol" to be released in September

Mongol, a new film by Russian director Sergei Bodrov, is scheduled to be released September 21, 2007. The film covers the early life of Genghis Khan.

San Francisco to hold Mongolian festival

The Mongolian Naadam Festival will take place July 14, 2007 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The event will feature archery, wrestling and a folk concert.

Pictures from Naadam: Schutzenfest on the Steppes

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from the recent Schutzenfest in the Barony of Nordskogen, which this year had a Mongolian theme.

Schutzenfest on the Steppes

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Come one and all to celebrate another summer of shooting and riding! After six celebrations of the German Schutzenfest, we're taking a trip to Mongolia. Called "the second-oldest Olympics," this summer festival has celebrated archery, horse-racing, and wrestling for centuries, reportedly since the time of Genghis Khan!

Shoot 'til you drop, ride 'til you fall, compete for the title of Schuetzenkoenig, and feast and revel into the night. The event opens with a torchlight shoot on Friday evening. Saturday starts with some challenging twists on the standard Schuetzenkoenig competition, the Nordskogen Archery Championship tourney, and an afternoon of novelty shoots and a youth-only shoot. Equestrian activities include a challenge course and horse archery. Location:
Barony of Nordskogen (Waconia, Minnesota)

Japanese scrolls depict Mongol invasion

Saionji no Hanae reports that Bowdoin College has created a website to display Japanese manuscript art depicting the 13th century Mongol invasion. The scrolls were commissioned by Takezaki Suenaga to recount his actions during the invasion.

Volunteers needed for Mongolian archaeology project

Mongolian enthusiasts may find an outlet for their interests during the summer of 2007 when the Silkroad Foundation, in conjunction with the National Museum of Mongolian History and the University of Pennsylvania, will sponsor excavations in the Altai Mountains of Khovd aimag, Mongolia.

Living in the Mongolian Lap of Luxury

Interested in a nomadic existence - but with all the comforts of home? Consider visiting the Colorado Yurt Company where you can own a yurt complete with refrigerator, range and deck.

Genghis Khan: Inventor of the Hamburger

In a discussion of who actually invented the hamburger, Genghis Khan seems to win. According to sources on MongolianArtist.com Mongols needed a hand free to ride while using the other to eat, and meat was their food of choice.

Genghis Khan, Renaissance guy ...

Genghis Khan laid the foundations for the Renaissance, according to a news story recently published by China's Xinhua news agency.

Mongolia Honors Genghis Khan with Rock Opera

This year Mongolia celebrates it's 800th anniversary. One of the events honoring the country's rich history is a rock opera about Mongolia's most famous citizen: Genghis Khan.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 31, 1223

Genghis Khan's warriors first engaged the Rus on May 31, 1223 in the Battle of the Kalka River.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 5, 1260

On May 5, 1260, Kublai Khan was unanimously elected Khagan of the Mongol Empire.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 9, 1241

On April 9, 1241, Polish knights fought the invading Mongol army at Liegnitz (aka Legnica) in Silesia.

Mongolian Haircut

An article for Mongolia Today looks at the history of hairdressing, Mongolian style.

Ghengis Khan Cavalry Ride

The mark the 800th anniversary of the founding of Mongolia, the Mongolian Government Executive Committee has planned a series of events to take place during the summer of 2006. Included will be an 500-man Cavalry Ride.

Mongolian Traditions Featured in Washington D.C.

The Explorers' Hall of the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. will celebrate 800 years of Mongolian statehood with an exhibit highlighting the country's cultural renaissance. The exhibit will run February 10 - May 14, 2006.

Mongol Rus: The Golden Horde

Pay no heed to those horsemen, for they are just peaceful pastoral nomads here to graze their livestock...

Mongolia Tourist Site Treasure Trove of Information

The Mongolian Department of Tourism offers a wealth of information about the people, culture and history of their country on the department's official website.

American President Greeted by Mongol Horde

During a recent trip to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, President Bush was greeted by Mongol warriors in full armor.

How to Manage Like Genghis Khan

If your boss says, "Pay no attention to me. I am just a peaceful pastoral nomad," then maybe you should worry! Here are five easy ways to spot if your boss is like Genghis Khan.

China.org: Final Resting Place of Genghis Khan Still Sought

Researchers believe they have found the true mausoleum of Genghis Khan, but not necessarily his actual burial site.

Po Cha (Tibetan Butter Tea)

First boil five to six cups of water, then turn down the fire. Put 4 bags of tea or 4 heaping tablespoon of loose tea in the water and boil again for a couple of minutes. Take out the tea bags or if you use loose tea, strain the tea leaves. Pour your tea, one quarter of a teaspoon of salt, two tablespoons of butter, and a half cup of milk into a chandong, which is a kind of churn.

Note: Since Chandong are kind of rare outside of Tibet unless you make one, you can cheat, which is to use any big container with a lid, so you can shake the tea, Churn, or shake the mixture for two or three minutes. Po cha tastes better if you churn it longer. Serve the tea right away, since po cha is best when it's very hot.

Hóng Shén Qìng

  1. Mix Soy Sauce, Xaoxing, & Sugar.
  2. Cube the duòfú into 1/4" pieces.
  3. Marinate duòfú 15-30 min.
  4. Divide seasonings in half.
  5. Drain marinade & reserve liquid.
  6. Deep fry duòfú until golden brown, then drain.
  7. Stir-fry 1/2 the seasonings 2-3 min.
  8. Add remaining seasonings & duòfú.
  9. Stir-fry to mix well & add the reserved marinade.
  10. Simmer until nice and bubbly, then remove from heat & serve on sticky steamed white rice.

Angaakhai

This is the signature dish for the household Khyim Lha Khang / Kalet Ordu.

  1. Mix marinade and marinate meats for 1 hr
  2. Mix Hoisin, red pepper, & stock
  3. Heat wok on high w/oil for stir-fry & stir-fry meat 3-4 min
  4. Add sauce & continue stir-frying
  5. Add green onions, broccoli, & sprouts. Continue stir-frying for 2-3 min
  6. Remove from heat and serve over Chinese Rice noodles (Luo mian)

Khyim Lha Khang / Kalet Ordu

The Spirit Horde, also known in Tibetan as Khyim Lha Khang and in Mongolian as Kalet Ordu, is an SCA Household in the Kingdom of Trimaris whose members share a common interest in Mongol/Tibetan history and culture.