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A team of Mongolian and Japanese archaeologists confirmed last week that a fortress found in southwestern Mongolia more than a decade ago was built by none other than the legendary Genghis Khan.
The military outpost — described as a “fortress surrounded by an earthen wall” — was first unearthed in 2001, according to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Among the artifacts found at the site were Chinese ceramics, wood chips, and animal bones.
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In 2014, researchers used carbon dating to trace the artifacts back to the 12th through 14th centuries. With this new data, archaeologists concluded the fortress was likely used as a military base during Khan’s invasion of central Asia in the 1200s. According to the Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shinbun, the base is believed to have been built in 1212.
Koichi Matsuda, professor emeritus of Mongol Empire history at Osaka International University in Japan and the expedition’s team leader, told the Japanese paper Yomiuri Shimbun that the fortress was likely an “important —> Read More Here
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The two regions have recently suffered their worst droughts on record. And Syria’s may have helped to trigger its civil war
Climate change from 2006 to 2010 may have helped exacerbate the economic and social collapse that led to today’s bloody Syrian conflict. Continue reading → —> Read More Here