Mongolia

1973 Mongolian Space Stamps

September 10, 2010

They’re Mongolian, they’re from 1973, they feature fantastic illustrations of Russian and US space missions and we found them in a tiny stamp shop in Istanbul. There’s not one thing about these stamps that isn’t awesome!

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Historical Context: Mongols and Christopher Columbus

July 15, 2009

I recently finished reading “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford, a fantastic book on the history of Genghis Khan and the Mongols. As with all empires, the Mongol dynasty had its high point and its eventual collapse – and just like Rome (and other empires) the Mongol dynasty had […]

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Historical Context: Mongols and Assassins

May 27, 2009

In preparation for our time in Mongolia, we’ve listened to the audio book of “Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men” by Harold Lamb and have almost finished reading “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford. Both are great books, though I would recommend Weatherford’s over Lamb’s. That may be due […]

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