Tomb curse strikes again
A legendary curse that has protected the tomb of Genghis Khan from discovery for 800 years appears to have struck again after a US expedition that claimed to have located the grave abruptly pulled out of Mongolia. The Genghis Khan geo-historical expedition suddenly ended after a string of “unfortunate accidents”.
A 3km-long wall filled with snakes protects the suspected site of the tomb and workers on the expedition were bitten by the snakes. Then cars rolled off hillsides for no apparent reason. The final blow came when former Mongolian prime minister Dashiin Byambasuren accused the team of desecrating a sacred site.
The whereabouts of the 13th-century warlord’s remains is one of archeology’s last great mysteries. According to legend, the tomb will never be found.