The Curse of Genghis Khan’s Tomb?

One of the most well-known of history’s great military leaders, Genghis Khan – or Chinggis Khaan in Mongol – founded the Mongolian empire that annexed much of Eurasia in the 13th Century. The subject of many books and films, Genghis Khan is an extremely important historical figure. But is there more to his tale? Does Khan’s reach extend 800 years into the modern day?

Some say that the tomb of Genghis Khan is cursed. Legend tells that Khan’s dying wish was that his burial place never be found. Thus, following his death and entombment, the 1,000 slaves that constructed the tomb were massacred. And the soldiers that committed this atrocity were then all murdered themselves! If this is true, the location of Genghis Khan’s final resting place may never be found.

But that has not stopped intrepid explorers from trying to find it! An expedition in 2002 was wound up due to a ‘serious of unfortunate events’! One such event saw the location of what may have been a tomb wall. In trying to breach the wall, the searchers were beset by an incredible number of deadly Pit Vipers living within the two-mile wall! Perhaps the most terrifying part of the myth is that if Khan’s tomb is ever re-opened, a new evil will rise to power, threatening the entire world…

Issued in 2016, this half gram gold proof coin takes its inspiration from a huge Mongolian statue honouring the great Genghis Khan. Struck in high relief to proof quality, it makes a great reminder for us all to…

Never. Open. Genghis. Khan’s. Tomb!!!!!