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An unusual portrait of Genghis Khan, made from arranged white stones, on a hillside outside Ulan Bator. Mongolians pronounce it as 'Chinggis Khaγan'

"Genghis Khan (Чингис Хаан) August 18, 1227) born Temujin, was the founder, Khan (ruler) and posthumously-declared Khagan (emperor[2]) of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history.

Temujin came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of north-east Asia and Central Asia. After founding the Mongol Nation and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he pursued an aggressive foreign policy by starting the Mongol invasion of China and Central Asia. During his life, the Mongol Empire eventually occupied most of Asia.

Temujin died of unknown causes in 1227 after a campaign to subjugate the Xi Xia and Jin dynasties in China. He was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in his native Mongolia. His descendants went on to stretch the Mongol Empire across most of Eurasia, conquering all of modern-day China and Mongolia, as well as substantial portions of modern Russia, southern Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East."

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