The Way Back had been on my list for quite awhile to watch but just never got around to it. I think the reason I heard of it was because Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was in it, as she is one of my favorite actresses. The movie is actually based on the supposed events ofContinue reading “Things I Like: The Way Back (2010 Film)”
Queen Genepil was the last queen of Mongolia before it turned into a communist puppet state of the Soviet Union. She was executed during one of Joseph Stalin’s oppressive purges.
During a battle that Genghis Khan won, he was wounded by an arrow to the neck. After the battle, he commanded the losing side to admit who shot him even though he claimed they only shot his horse. A man named Zurgadai came forward on his own free will and confessed knowing that day couldContinue reading “Fun Fact: What Genghis Khan Did To A Man Who Shot Him With an Arrow”
Genghis Khan had initially offered the Khwarezmian Empire (which was located in the Middle East) the friendship of peace and trade with the Mongol Empire. The Mongols had a bad reputation, so their offer was turned down. Genghis Khan quickly led an invasion which destroyed the Khwarezmian Empire. Genghis Khan was not very merciful eitherContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: When Genghis Khan Crushed The Khwarezmian Empire”
While much is known about the life of Genghis Khan, his death is a bit of a mystery. Many stories say he fell from his horse after a hunting trip. Marco Polo heard that it was an enemy’s arrow that caused his demise.