Spri-i-i-ingtime for Genghis and Mongolia

It’s a big Khan news week. After finding that there were Marras descended from him, tody I’ve found out about a Mongolian rock opera about the beardy raper and pillager.

“He was a good husband, a good son, and a good friend and I wanted to show him that way,” said the lyricist, Dojpalem Ganzorig. “Not as a tyrant or someone with a bad character which is how some people see him.”

Non-Mongolian historians beg to differ; they say Genghis and his Mongol hordes murdered about 40 million people as they created an empire from Asia to eastern Europe, raping and pillaging as they went.

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