Genghis, an empire built on horseback
The exhibition uses a variety of show-pieces to provide a glimpse of Genghis Kahn's life from a military perspective. This exhibition is the most comprehensive introduction to Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire ever presented internationally. Visitors will learn about the history of the development of the empire and how Genghis, with the help of his army and military innovations, rose to such fame. Reaching beyond the often told tales of the life of Genghis Khan, this exhibition expands the story of the Mongols, revealing that the history of the Mongol empire is richer, more exciting, and more important to the world we live in today than it could ever have been imagined.
Using wide-ranging contemporary sources, digital media and some of the rarest objects from the museums of Inner Mongolia, this is the story of the Mongols as it has never been told before. Some 123 artefacts come from the Inner Mongolia Museum (Hohot, China), including a golden saddle, whistling arrows and gold jewellery. It is for the first time that such a variety of artefacts is accessible to the public outside of China. Genghis takes its visitors on an immersive journey through the steppes, deserts and palaces of the Mongol Empire.
The exhibition 'Genghis' is a project of Nomad Exhibitions, in collaboration with the Inner Mongolia Museum and the University of Edinburgh.
National Military Museum
The National Military Museum (NMM) is an iconic museum about the significance of the armed forces for the Netherlands in the past, present and future. The museum illustrates this significance using stories, activities and topical exhibitions you will not forget lightly. The museum boasts a huge presentation hall where visitors can get close to a variety of imposing items from the collection, such as aeroplanes, tanks, armoured vehicles and helicopters. For more information, go to http://www.nmm.nl.
SOURCE Nationaal Militair Museum (NMM)