Mongolian History

Was the Tomb of Genghis Khan have found?

Chinggis Khaan or Genghis Khan

Was the Tomb of Genghis Khan have found?

There is a lot of controversy around the world about whether the tomb of man of second millennium, the Great Emperor Genghis Khan’s was found. The exact location of his tomb, which once covered a vast area from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea, remains a mystery.

Historically, the Great Khan is believed to have died on the way to the Western Xia dynasty, and was brought to his homeland, present-day Khentii province. On the way to home, their generals have brought him without mourning. He was buried in his homeland. Mongolia protected for hundreds of kilometers, including where he slept. The area has been closed for 800 years since it was declared the Great Forbidden by warriors and no one could enter but the Golden Blood Family of Chinggis Khaan. Also, hunting, logging, rock-laying, trailing, building temples, traveling, and building roads and bridges are prohibited. His burial place was stepped by thousands of horses so that no one could disturb the peace of the Great Khan.


Marco Polo said, “All the great kings of Genghis Khan’s dynasty were buried in a large mountain called Altai. Wherever the king died, he was brought to this mountain in forty days, and when the body arrived, Genereals killed everyone who came with it with a sword, and accompanied the great king to the other world. “Over the years, the Khentii mountain range has been covered with grass, trees and bushes, making it difficult to say which mountain was called Burkhan-Khaldun. Since the 1990s, Mongolian society has changed and the search for Genghis Khan’s funeral has begun. Since the 1990s, Japanese and Americans have been working with Mongolians, but to no avail.

According to legend, Genghis Khan’s generals brought his body near Deluun-Boldog Mountain and changed the course of the river. The coffin was made of mountain crystal, the corpse of the great king was placed inside, placed at the bottom of the river, and the river flowed back into the river. Also, a famous Russian traveler G. Н Potanin said there is a ger with the body of Genghis Khan in a place called the Great Mother’s Committee in Ordos.


In 1998, a group of Buryats led by Ch. Golboin reached the Khamar Pass, built a ovoo on top of one of the hills and named it “Burkhan Gal Uul”. They also named other nearby peaks. Formerly known as “Little Gold”, the peak to the north of it is called Khan Uul. In the northwestern part of Khamar Davaa, they found an ovoo-place (pile) where Genghis Khan’s shamans performed rituals and prayed to the spirit of the great khan. The pile was made of various stones in the form of a pyramid 15 meters high and 50 meters in diameter. In the past, the area was covered with forest, but several times it was devastated by wildfires. For eight centuries, the Mongols called this place the Great Prohibition and forbade plowing in this area. From here, Sayan Mountain Range looks like on your palms. A very suitable place to bury the conqueror of the world. However, no one has found the body of Genghis Khan.

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