The Secret Archaeology of the Mongols, with Mark Horton

Archaeological survey and excavations in the Kherlen Valley, east of the Ulan Batuur, a region of Mongolia that is the homeland of the Mongols and the probable site of Chinngis Khan’s burial


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For the last three years Mark has been undertaking archaeological survey and excavations in the Kherlen Valley, east of the Ulan Batuur, a region of Mongolia that is the homeland of the Mongols and the likely burial place of Chinngis Khan and successor Mongol rulers of China.

The research has been supported by the British Academy, and has been undertaken as a joint venture of the University of Bristol and National University of Mongolia.

Mark will be sharing in public for the first time some of his amazing discoveries from a landscape that contains 4000 years of history and extraordinary monuments from the past.


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Professor Mark Horton

Mark needs little introduction as he is familiar to millions of television viewers for his work on Coast, TimeTeam and many other television and radio programmes.

He is Professor of Archaeology at Bristol University and has built an extraordinary body of academic work, including groundbreaking research in East Africa and Zanzibar, Central America, the Caribbean, and Sri Lanka, as well as his better known investigations in maritime archaeology and many thrilling digs all over Britain.

His publications include:- The Swahili (Peoples of Africa); and Shanga - The Archaeology of a Muslim Trading Community on the Coast of East Africa.




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2011Martin Keeley