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Mongolia Climatology

In 511 the Rouran Douluofubadoufa Khan sent Hong Xuan to the Tuoba court with a pearl-encrusted statue of the Buddha as a present. The Tuoba Xianbei and Khitans had been mainly Buddhists, despite the fact that they nonetheless retained their original Shamanism. The Tuoba had a “sacrificial castle” to the west of their capital exactly where ceremonies to spirits took place. That policy of terror started with their first wonderful leader, the infamous Genghis Khan. “The Terrific Khan”, as he is also known, is still a national hero in Mongolia today. The empire they made, for those who had been...