Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Use Remote Sensing to Find Genghis Khan's Tomb

The very cool Indiana Jones map has gotten me in an archaeology/adventure frame of mind.  This next blog post is meant to feed into that desire.  Be sure to listen to the Indiana Jones theme song while reading it...



Do you want to do actual geography and archaeology from your computer?  Do you want to be part of an adventure to locate a lost tomb of the founder of the largest empire the Earth has ever seen?  If you do, then sign up for National Geographic's Valley of the Khan's Project!  National Geographic is having users tag images of the earth to tag features, both human and natural, in order to help identifying promising sites which match potential descriptions of the location Genghis Khan's tomb.  (Hat tip: iRevolution)

This remote sensing opportunity will not end with you fighting Nazis, looting ancient treasures, and getting the girl.  However, it will give you bragging rights allowing to state you helped National Geographic in the search for the lost tomb of Genghis Khan.

3 comments:

Dina said...

Fun!
Indiana Jones has influenced so many of us.
I've worked at digs where, when we first uncover something exciting, the volunteer start humming the theme song.

Catholicgauze said...

Dina,
Ha! I did not do that at the dig I worked at in northern Wisconsin. I guess Wisconsin lacks the archaeological mystic that the Holy Land has. I can't imagine Indy battling Nazis over 170 year old plates that were thrown into the town trash dump.

Rais Karauchy said...

It is very likely, not there looking for the tomb of Genghis Khan - that's it, and cannot find it. Very likely, it is in other part of Eurasia. As a matter of fact, most of the descendants of Genghis Khan and his native nation now living among Bashkirs, Kazakhs,Tatars, Uighurs and other Turkic peoples. Read a book "Forgotten Heritage of Tatars" (by Galy Yenikeyev) about the hidden real history of Tatars and their fraternal Turkic peoples.This book you can easily find on Smashwords company site: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/175211
There are a lot of previously little-known historical facts, as well as 16 maps and illustrations in this book, and well-grounded rebuttal of the chinese-persian myths about "incredible cruelty of nomadic mongol-tatar conquerors", and about "a war between the Tatars and Genghis Khan” etc.

This book presents a new, or rather "well-forgotten old" information about the true history of the medieval Tatars – the native nation of Genghis-Khan.
On the cover of this book you can see genuine appearance of Genghis Khan. It is his lifetime portrait, which is very little known. Notes to the portrait from the book say: \"...In the ancient Tatar historical source «About the clan of Genghis-Khan» the author gives the words of the mother of Genghis-Khan: «My son Genghis looks like this: he has a golden bushy beard, he wears a white fur coat and goes on a white horse...» [34, p. 14].