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Gengis Khan the great Mongol Ruler conquered most of Eurasia. His empire extended from China to Poland. But there is a mystery where he was buried after his death.It still remains a mystery.

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an entire book could be written about this topic... –  Kobunite Sep 12 '13 at 15:59
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@Kobunite- truly said.i am also searching a lot on the same topic since long time.hoping to get some new clue here. –  hRb Sep 12 '13 at 16:19
    
@ Mark C. Wallace- as you wish bro.just finding if i get a new link somewhere.i have read all available material on the topic.Still tickles my mind so i put it forward here. –  hRb Sep 12 '13 at 17:03
    
Well, if the answer is "nobody knows", IMHO that's still an answer. :-) –  T.E.D. Sep 12 '13 at 18:32
    
Still closed though, as the answer is readily available on wikipedia. –  Lennart Regebro Sep 13 '13 at 13:48
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closed as off-topic by Kobunite, knut, Arani, Mark C. Wallace, Lennart Regebro Sep 12 '13 at 19:27

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The short answer is nobody knows. There were no first-hand written accounts of the burial, and even legend is inconsistent in the matter.

It is quite likely there isn't any tomb to be found. Altaic peoples such as the Mongols often practiced open-air "burials"

When the right time had come, the corpse was usually placed on a cart (tärgä) pulled by horse or cow. Then the bereaved men of the family followed the cart to the clan's or family's burial place, which was an uninhabited area separate from the areas used by the nomads. These places were sacred and only visited for funeral-related events.

In other areas, especially in South Mongolia, the corpse was placed on a horse's back and upon reaching the funeral site, the horse was urged to gallop until the corpse was thrown off.

Some stones were put next to the head in order to recognize the burial site later. Then a fire was made to sacrifice the select pieces of (lamb) meat and white dishes (cagaan idää).

Depositing the corpse in the steppe was meant to sacrifice it to predatory animals. According to Mongolians this is the last virtous act a person can carry out. This idea is much older than Lamaism and exhibits a really strong shamanistic element of spiritual thought.

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I've also read claims that all the servants who assisted with the final rites were killed to keep the location secret. –  Pieter Geerkens Sep 12 '13 at 21:58
    
but i think there would be a tomb somewhere. The legend says he was buried with the crowns of all the kings and princes he defeated.A lot of jewellery was also buried along with him. –  hRb Sep 13 '13 at 3:50
    
@hRb - The "legend" appears to have orignated in China, which does use tombs. But Mongolia at the time did not. So that legend is most likely a Chinese invention. –  T.E.D. Sep 13 '13 at 13:20
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