Only around 2000 people attended Genghis Khan’s funeral. They were then killed by the army in order to never reveal the location of his tomb. That army was later killed as well by Khan’s funeral escort.

Tomb of Genghis Khan

Not to be confused with the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, a tourist site in China.

The Onon River, Mongolia in autumn, a site where Temüjin was born and grew up.

The location of the tomb of Genghis Khan (died August 18, 1227) has been the object of much speculation and research. The site remains undiscovered.

Historical accounts

Khan’s requests

Genghis Khan asked to be buried without markings or any sign. After he died, his body was returned to Mongolia and presumably to his birthplace in the Khentii Aimag, where many assume he is buried somewhere close to the Onon River. The Genghis Khan Mausoleum is his memorial, but not his burial site.

Burial legends

According to legend, 2,000 people attended to his funeral need… Continue Reading (5 minute read)

4 thoughts on “Only around 2000 people attended Genghis Khan’s funeral. They were then killed by the army in order to never reveal the location of his tomb. That army was later killed as well by Khan’s funeral escort.”

  1. D9d5M

    “It was told by Marco Polo, although does not appear in contemporary sources.”

  2. OakParkCemetary

    Sounds like the opening to The Dark Knight.

    “Boss told me when the guy was done, I should take him out. One less share right?”

    “Funny, he told me something similar.”

    “Wait, what? No…NO”

  3. malalatargaryen

    As is turns out, all the wars, massacres, and murders since then have just been a way to kill the people who killed the people who killed… etc… etc… those original 2,000 people.

    To explain it in modern terms:
    Wait, it’s all Genghis Khan?
    Always has been.

  4. dugindeep

    Genghis Khan had more Privacy Concerns that modern humans on the internet.

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