Genghis Khan

Who was Genghis Khan—a ruthless warrior, or a revered statesman? Uncover the amazing story of one of the world’s greatest leaders and most misunderstood conquerors. Discover the essence of his extensive empire and the lasting influence of his legacy. Experience a world of conquest, diplomacy, innovation, and destruction. Decide for yourself who Genghis Khan was, only at The Field Museum.

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Discover more about the Mongol conqueror through photo and video galleries.


Trace the rise of Genghis Khan and see how his empire still shapes our world today.