IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho Falls awaits the arrival of one of the most powerful rulers and conquerors in world history.
As Linda Larsen tells us, the invasion of the Idaho Museum will be unlike anything we’ve experienced.
Prepare to enter the kingdom of Genghis Khan.
The 13th-century Mongol leader is best known for his brutality and military victories, and now he’s arrived in Idaho, and we get to experience this rare look at his conquests and culture.
“A group of historians got together in 2000 and actually determined that he was the most influential person of the entire last millennium and there are good reasons for that, and there are bad reasons for that. “said Jeff Carr. “So of course we know him as a brutal conqueror, and at the same time he was also a bearer of culture and a scientist in his own right.”
Khan had humble beginnings to establish the largest land empire in history.
His army consisted of horsemen, who were expert and deadly riders with a bow and arrow.
“It’s an aspect of Asian culture that most people are completely unaware of, and it has a global influence,” said collector Francis Boyd. “A quarter of men in Asia are direct or indirect descendants of Genghis Kahn.”
This interactive map shows the timeline of Kahn’s military efforts. Just take a look at the part of the world that Kahn ruled.
Most of us are aware of Genghis Khan’s military conquests, but what this exhibition highlights are the beautiful works of art, the fashion, as well as the music and dance, and right here we will have live performances.
A tour group from Mongolia will give us a live insight into their culture.
“Mongolian culture is very unique, especially Mongolian song, especially Mongolian pedal music and dance, some dance with masks and something like that, it will attract more people who like live performance, and we we did calligraphy and artwork,” says Ganna Natsag.
“They will answer questions to the best of their abilities, and they will create crafts and calligraphy so that people have the opportunity to meet and talk with people from Mongolian culture again. so not just two-dimensional, three-dimensional artifacts, but actually people they can converse with,” said MOI exhibits director Ron Hansen.
This exhibition promises to be one of the most exciting we have seen in our area and one that you will be able to see again and again and have a different experience each time.
Genghis Khan: Conquest and Culture is set to open on Saturday, January 22.
It will continue until September.