Archaeologists Uncover an Ancient Palace That May Be the Long-Lost Summer Home of Genghis Khan’s Warrior Grandson

Archaeologists Uncover an Ancient Palace That May Be the Long-Lost Summer Home of Genghis Khan’s Warrior Grandson

Hulagu Khan was said to have built a summer residence in the 1260s.

Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered the remains of an ancient palace that may have belonged to Hulagu Khan, a grandson of Genghis Khan.

The site in eastern Turkey’s Van province, in the Çaldıran district, is currently being excavated.

Hulagu Khan, a Mongol warlord who lived from about 1217 to 1265, achieved military renown for leading several expeditions, including the sack of Baghdad in 1258.

 

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