The Golden Horde

When the great Mongol leader, Ghangis Khan, died in 1225, he divided his empire among his four grandsons. Batu was assigned control over the most north-western territories, which became known as the Ulug Ulus (Great State) or, more commonly, ‘Golden Horde’. The ‘Pax Mongolia’, that stretched from the Horde’s western borders to China seas, opened up an era of prosperity along the overland silk road. The thirty artifacts on display come from thirteen museums spread over eight countries, as well as four pieces in private hands

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