Mongolian arts and crafts have been passed down from one generation to another, leaving behind deep impressions on all facets of mode of life, and conscious, aesthetic and philosophical thinking.The highly developed periods of Mongolian art and crafts comes from second half of the second millennium B.C and evidenced by the sculptured heads of wild animals with long ear, huge eyes, giant horns on bronze knives, daggers, owls ,rigs, and other objects both found in Mongolia. Ancient Mongols had their own tribal totems, revered and offered prayers to them. They carved out of wood to create different objects in the form of beasts, birds, animals, which could very well be regarded authentic works of carving, applique, and ornamentation in special rhythm and composition.
Modern Mongols play their roles on world stage whether being in the finals of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World or touring the world with traditional Mongolian instrumentation, including morin khuur, tovshuur and Mongolian throat singing. Th Hu band calls their style of music "hunnu rock", hu inspired by the Hunnu, an ancient Turkic/Mongol empire, known as Xiongnu in western culture. We plan to showcase many artists over the coming months. Do follow us on social media to celebrate with us.
Asia’s largest desert Mongolian Gobi was once paradise for plants and animals, including dinosaurs. Many paleontologists say that it was also a site of mass extinction, where avalanche-like sudden sand-slides both swept dinosaurs away and preserved their remains. Gobi is the place that the first proved dinosaurs laid eggs. First in 1922, famous Roy Chapman Andrews, director of the American Museum of Natural History led the paleontological expedition into the Mongolian Gobi.
The Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs (ISMD) has been a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in the United States since 2016. It was originally established in Mongolia by paleontologist Bolortsetseg Minjin, an accomplished Mongolian paleontologist who has been recognized as an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic and as a Wings WorldQuest fellow, in 2007 as a non-profit, non-government institution. They began with a goal of promoting Mongolian paleontology with an emphasis on educational outreach and professional training for aspiring paleontologists.
The Mongol Empire of the 13th and 14th centuries was the largest contiguous land empire in history. Originating in Mongolia in East Asia, the Mongol Empire eventually stretched from Eastern Europe and parts of Central Europe to the Sea of Japan, extending northward into parts of the Arctic; eastward and southward into the Indian subcontinent, Mainland Southeast Asia and the Iranian Plateau; and westward as far as the Levant and the Carpathian Mountains.
Chinggis Khaan’s influence on today’s modern life:
- Paper money
- Canon and hand grenade & gunpowder
- Postal system
- Freedom of religion
- Separation of church and state