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Genghis Khan Exibit in Chicago

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Genghis Khan Exibit in Chicago

Post by Rowan » Mon February 27th, 2012, 4:39 pm

I missed this exhibit in Houston. :(
It takes more than centuries to change a historical reputation.

Tom Skwerski, project manager for exhibitions at Field Museum in Chicago, says a new traveling exhibit opening today offers another perspective to one of the most ruthless warriors of ancient history.

"Genghis Khan," now at Field Museum through Sept. 3, uncovers the unrivaled conqueror who changed the course of world culture.

"It's not only in the history books that Genghis Khan has been portrayed only as the fierce conqueror, but also in pop culture in the films of a recent generation like 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' and 'Night at the Museum,'" Skwerski said.

"The exhibit, which showcases the largest single collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled, and takes visitors on an unforgettable journey into Khan's legendary empire and greater insight into who this many was and the culture of his world at the time."
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Post by Divia » Tue February 28th, 2012, 12:52 am

Cool. Thanks for sharing. Wish they had more pics of artifacts.
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue February 28th, 2012, 1:58 pm

Thanks for sharing the story. I was just laughing about a commercial featuring ole GK. We have a chain called Genghis Grill around here and they advertise with a campy, humorous actor.

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