Exhibition of the largest single collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts opens at the Field Museum

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CHICAGO, IL.- An unrivaled conqueror who changed the course of world culture is the subject of new exhibition at The Field Museum. Genghis Khan (Feb. 24 through Sept. 3, 2012) showcases the largest single collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled, and takes visitors on an unforgettable journey into Khan’s legendary empire. The exhibition features more than 200 stunning objects including gold jewelry, weaponry, silk robes, religious relics, and the newly-discovered mummy and tomb treasures of a Mongolian noblewoman–that capture the essence of Genghis Khan’s empire, his military prowess, cultural influence, and lasting legacy. Through compelling artifacts, engaging videos, and immersive installations, the exhibition tells the story of Genghis Khan’s life–an epic tale filled with brutality, cunning, and intrigue. Born in 1162, and called Temüjin, he endured early hardships includi