The Southeast’s largest natural history museum, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, is offering visitors the opportunity to view the world’s largest collection of treasures from the Empire of Genghis Khan. Assembled from the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as well as private collections, this exhibition is the most amazing of its kind.
Genghis Khan was the notorious Mongol warlord who conquered half of the known world at one point in history. Under his rule, the Mongol Empire grew to be four times the size of the Roman Empire at its largest extent, which is equal in size to the continent of Africa.
This exhibition tells the epic true story of Khan’s life, his people, his culture and the enduring legacy that makes his name so familiar to us today. The collection features rare treasures such as jewelry, ornaments and musical instruments, as well as weapons made famous by Khan and his warriors. Lifelong Learners and war historians will delight in the mummified Mongolian princess from Khan’s time that has been newly added.
Genghis Khan: The Exhibition will be on display until Jan. 16th. Tickets range from $5 to $14 and are free for friends of the museum. Be sure to take this rare opportunity to view this spectacular collection.