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Mongolia and the Silk Road

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Mongolia and the Silk Road

Mongolia played an important role in the history of Central Asia and the Silk Road. Thanks to the empire established by Chinggis Khaan and his descendants, the Pax Mongolica guaranteed freedom of movement for traders between Asia and Europe which lasted until the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453.

China is organizing a major ‘Exhibition of Treasures from National Museums along the Silk Road’, which has opened in Beijing The National Museum of Mongolia has lent 29 items related to the culture and history of the Silk Road. The exhibition is being held at the National Museum of China.

A total of 234 cultural relics from national museums of 12 countries are being displayed at the once-in-a-lifetime event. The exhibition will be open to the public until 14 July.

The exhibition is aimed at promoting cooperation of international museums and cultural sectors, through which the history of the Silk Road can be publicized.

The National Museum of Mongolia is the nation’s largest museum and holds a collection of over 57,000 objects relating to Central Asian history and the history of Mongolia from prehistory to the end of the 20th century, with a portion of the collected artifacts on display in ten exhibition halls. It has nearly 5000 exhibits.

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