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The Field Museum

Exhibition Detail
GENGHIS KHAN
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL


February 24th, 2012 - September 3rd, 2012
Opening: 
February 24th, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
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WEBSITE:  
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
PHONE:  
312.922.9410
OPEN HOURS:  
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m. Open every day except Christmas.
TAGS:  
weaponry, Jewelry, animated maps, video-art, religious relics, silk robes
> DESCRIPTION

Explore the life and times of the ruthless warrior who grew from a poor, illiterate boy into one of the world’s greatest leaders—Genghis Khan, February 24 – September 3, 2012, only at The Field Museum.

Born in 1162, the would-be emperor endured a brutal childhood, eventually rising to earn the title of Genghis Khan (meaning “Oceanic Ruler”) after successfully uniting the many Mongol tribes. In just 25 years, his army conquered more lands and people than the Romans did during their entire 400-year rule!

Animated maps, engaging videos, and immersive environments help capture the essence of Genghis Khan’s extensive empire and reveal his dual role as both feared conqueror and revered statesman. Examine the largest single collection of 13th-century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled—including gold jewelry, weaponry, silk robes, religious relics, and the newly discovered mummy of a Mongolian noble woman.

Uncover the life and legacy of the unrivaled conqueror who changed the course of world culture. Explore a ger (or yurt)—the traditional house of Mongol nomads. Walk through a battlefield and face the thundering sight and sound of mounted warriors and Mongol siege engines. Examine the mummy of a Mongolian noble woman and view treasures from her tomb.

The Field Museum invites you to experience the amazing, true story of Genghis Khan—fierce conqueror, unifying leader, and visionary inventor.


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