Genghis Khan: Bring The Legend to Life Evening
Sat Jun 27, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
@ The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Specials: $0-$19.95 (GA ticket included)
Age: Any Age
See more: www.fi.edu/exhibit/genghis-khan
Uncover the amazing story of one of the world’s greatest leaders and most misunderstood conquerors, Genghis Khan. Learn how his empire forever changed the face of the world, and discover his legacy as both a ruthless warrior and a revered statesman. Experience the exotic atmosphere of ancient Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds, and marketplaces of a vanished world. Examine the saddles and armor used by the Mongol Warriors and see different styles of bows and arrows, including flaming arrows used to spread fire on the battlefield. See hundreds of historical treasures including weapons, jewels, monuments, and documents up to 1,000 years old!
The exhibition features more than 200 stunning artifacts; most never-before-seen and recently gathered from private collectors in Mongolia, Azerbaijan, and the United States. Jewels, silk robes, ceramics, religious relics and weaponry, including one of the world’s earliest guns, and a sword carried by one of Marco Polo’s guards, captures the essence of Genghis Khan’s empire, his military prowess, and cultural influence, and provides in-depth insight into the legendary conqueror.