Chicago Tribune: Field Museum exhibit – Did Genghis Khan get a bad rap?

The thing about Genghis Khan, the cultural ambassador wanted to emphasize, was that he was more than the marauding empire-builder of Western legend. “A lot of people think he was just an intruder and a wild man, but actually he was very wise,” said Naranzun Badruugan, director of the department of cultural art and policy with the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. As he said this, Badruugan was standing in the central hallway of the Field Museum, a building festooned with giant images of the 13th-century Mongol emperor. To read the full article, click hereField Museum exhibit – Did Genghis Khan get a bad rap?

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