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Genghis Khan’s fortress unearthed in Mongolia

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Archaeologists believe they have discovered the remains of a 13th-century fortress built for Genghis Khan.

The researchers surveyed ruins about 880 kilometers west of Ulan Bator in 2001 and found that geographical features around them were similar to the landscape depicted in a travel book written by a medieval Chinese Taoism leader.

The researchers also unearthed pieces of Chinese ceramics dating to the 13th century. An aerial photograph taken in 2001 shows the remains of a fortress surrounded by a soil wall, measuring 200 meters by 200 meters.

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Story: Kunihiko Imai, The Asahi Shimbun | Photo: Japanese-Mongolian Joint Research Team

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