BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- One of Genghis Khan's
direct descendants has been identified after he discovered in his backyard a
hundred -year-old document showing his family tree, the Sunday Chongqing Morning
Bao Wenguang, says the document, written in
Mongolian, Manchurian Mandarin, proves he is a direct descendant of the
legendary warrior who united Mongolia eight centuries ago and ruled an empire
that stretched from Southeast Asia to Central Europe.
The document was found in 2002 when his mother was
tidying up the courtyard in the family's ancestral home, but Bao is only now
making the find publicly known.
The "Bao family tree", is 6 meters long, 1.45 meters
wide and together with other documents covers a period of more than 200 years.
They fill in a number of historical gaps and are
quite significant, experts said.
Ancient fresco may show Genghis Khan
HOHHOT, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- A fresco painting of a
Mongolian funeral ceremony in Arjai Grotto in North China's Inner Mongolia
Autonomous Region shows Genghis Khan (1167-1227), according to experts.
The richly-decorated mural in the 28th cave of Arjai
Grotto is 50 cm long and 35 cm wide. It depicts a luxurious Mongolian funeral of
a man held above a funeral pit by the beaks of four white cranes, said Pan
Zhaodong, a researcher from the Social Science Academy of the Inner Mongolia
Genghis Khan's headquarters of
expedition to W Xia regime found
HOHHOT, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Genghis Khan (1167-1227) based
his sixth expeditionary force to the Western Xia regime in 1226 in Otog Qi
(county) in Ordos, a city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, a
Chinese expert has claimed.
"Genghis Khan's main force was located in Arjai Grotto of
Otog Qi where he recovered from injuries," said Batujirghal, director of the
Otog cultural relics protection center.
The claim is the latest in a long-running debate over
whether Genghis Khan's troops passed through Ordos.