Category Archives: History

The Secret History of the Mongols: Unearthing the Ancient Legends and Legacy

The Secret History of the Mongols

The Secret History of the Mongols holds a significant place in the annals of history, offering a fascinating glimpse into the captivating world of the Mongol Empire. This ancient chronicle, written in the 13th century, unveils the secrets and legends surrounding the rise of Chinggis Khan and the Mongolian empire. Let us embark on a […]

Mongolian Armor: Unveiling the Timeless Power and Beauty

Mongolian armor, a testament to the rich history and military prowess of the Mongol people, has captivated the imagination of historians, warriors, and enthusiasts alike. From ancient times to the formidable Mongol Empire, the evolution of Mongolian armor reflects the ingenuity, resilience, and adaptability of the Mongolian warriors. Let’s embark on a journey through time […]

Are Mongolians Chinese? Debunking Misconceptions and how Inner Mongolia became part of China

Are Mongolians Chinese? This is a question that has been asked time and again by people around the world. No, we’re not. But why is this such a confusing question? Well, it turns out that the answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Mongolians and Chinese people are actually distinct ethnic groups with unique […]

The Enduring Legacy of the Mongol Empire: Impact on World History, Culture, and Trade

Ah, the Mongol Empire. A time of fierce warriors, epic battles, and stunning cultural achievements. From Genghis Khan to Kublai Khan, these legendary figures have captured the imaginations of people for centuries. But the Mongols’ legacy goes far beyond their military might and artistic achievements. In this article, we’re going to explore the lasting impact […]

How Lady Borte was rescued from the Merkits, The Secret History of the Mongols – Part 1

Having thus spoken, Temujin, with Khasar and Belgutei, went to Toghrul Wang Khan of the Khereit who was then staying in the Black Forest by the Tuul River. Temujin said to him, ‘The three Merkit came, taking us by surprise, they seized my wife and carried her off. We have come now to ask you, […]

Khishigten-The Elite Special Forces of Chinggis Khan

Khishigten mongol warrior

In the early Middle Ages, the Order of Assassins, the Muslim sect of Nizari Ismaili, had a huge influence in the Middle East for almost two centuries. The Order of Assassins was relatively similar to modern terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda, founded by the notorious Osama Bin Laden. But the Order of Assassins was […]

How is Mulan, an ancient woman warrior of Mongolia, identified as Chinese?

Mulan

The world had not heard about the legendary Chinese woman warrior Mulan until 1998, when the Disney’s animated a film about  her deeds. The film grossed more than $ 300 million worldwide and nominated for Golden Globe and Oscar. After that the story of Mulan, a young woman who disguises herself as a man in […]

Hunnu: An ancient Mongol empire known in the West as the Huns

Hunnu

As stated in the Western classical sources, the Huns appeared in Europe and its territory suddenly around 370 AD. For instance: The Romans became aware of the Huns when Huns’ invasion occurred in the Pontic steppes, a vast land stretching from the northern shores of the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea. As a result […]

The Gerege – The First Universal Token known in the World as a Foreign Passport

The Gerege

A Flemish missionary and a traveler Guillaume de Rubrouck had visited the Mongol Empire between 1253-1255 as an ambassador of the King Louis IX of France and had been welcomed by Munkh (Mongke) Khan in the palace of Kharkhorum (Kara Korum). Upon returning in his detailed report to Louis IX, which was later published under […]

Tamerlane, the last greatest nomadic conqueror and his cursed tomb

Tamerlane

The body of the last great nomadic conqueror Tumur (historically best known as Tamerlane or Timur the Lame), originally from the ancient Barlas tribe of Mongols, was exhumed from his tomb in the Gur-e-Amir mausoleum (Samarkand, modern Uzbekistan) by Soviet expedition on June 19, 1941. According to relevant sources, Tumur’s tomb was inscribed with the words, […]