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Researchers were able to decipher millenary manuscripts belonging to the great Genghis Khan. The documents preserved in the museum date from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and include teachings and precepts by way of values and moral standards that were passed from generation to generation.
The ancient texts include teachings and principles that were transmitted from one generation to another in order to educate young children.
Researchers at the Anokhin National Museum in the Russian republic of Altai, deciphered several manuscripts containing sutras written in ancient Mongolian language which presumably was part of the work “The key of mind,” of warrior and conqueror Genghis Khan, reports the official website of the museum.
According to Irina Nevskaya, co-author of the research, the documents preserved in the museum date from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and include teachings and precepts by way of values and moral standards that were passed from generation to generation and were used as educative texts at the time.
The expert adds that the ancient texts could have undergone changes in its content after being copied countless times through the years, as three different styles of calligraphy were identified.
Among the deciphered fragments, the following phrases stand out the most:
“Do not give in to the persuasion of a bad man.”
“The man that can not be trusted should never be told a secret.”
“Never tell an inseparable friend bad words you can not forget.”
… among others.
This ancient manuscript was decoded using philological and linguistic techniques with the support of a student at the University Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Germany) under the supervision of Nevskaya and is just one of the many manuscripts of this type have been discovered today.
Under the rule of Genghis Khan, the ancient Mongols were able to conquer China, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Russia, and Korea with fewer than 100,000. According to experts, Genghis Khan rose from humble beginnings in order to form one of the largest land empires in history.
At their peak, the ancient Mongols controlled around 12 million contagious square miles: An area about the size of Africa.
Genghis Khan died in 1227 during a military campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia. His final resting place remains unknown.