Behind the scenes

Journey into the Mongol Empire!

Explore the origins of Genghis Khan, the ruthless Mongol leader whose very name struck fear in the hearts of those living in Medieval Europe and Asia. Trace his rise to power, marvel at his military tactics, ponder his political prowess—and see how his empire still shapes our world today!

A Ruler’s Rise
Discover how a poor nomad from the steppe of central Asia molded warring Mongol tribes into an unstoppable military machine.

Establishing an Empire
Find out how Genghis Khan’s army conquered half the known world and forged a surprisingly sophisticated government.

Leaving a Legacy
Learn more about the Khans’ cosmopolitan capitals, the decline of their dynasty, and the descendants that still dwell in Mongolia today.