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Mongol shipwreck found off Japan coast

The 13th century remains of a Mongolian invasion ship that sank due to a typhoon have been found off the southern coast of Takashima island. Numerous artifacts have been found on the seabed in the Takashima Kozaki site from wrecks of a fleet dispatched in the second Mongolian attempt to invade

Wet climate helped fuel Mongol invasion

A study of tree rings suggest that consistent rain and warm temperatures may have provided the Mongols with the energy needed to conquer Eurasia, namely grass for their horses. LiveScience: What sort of climate patterns did you see as the Mongol Empire arose? Hessl: It's very preliminary, but in the couple of

The high-tech search for the Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan

Researchers armed with the latest technology are searching for the tomb of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol empire and one of the world’s greatest and most ruthless emperors. According to legend, Khan died in 1227 near the Liupan mountains of China and is thought to be buried in the northeastern