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The Statue Of Genghis Khan E-mail
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The Statue Of Genghis Khan

The Genghis Khan Statue is a 40-metre tall statue of Ghengis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km east of the capital Ulan Bator), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is coverered in 250 tons of stainless steel[citation needed] is symbolically pointed south toward China. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. It was designed by sculptor D. Erdembileg and architect J. Enkhjargal and erected in 2008.¬

Visitors walk to the head of the horse through its chest and neck of the horse, where they can have a panoramic view. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200 yurt camps, designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th century Mongol tribes. The cost of the complex is reported to be $4.1 million.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 September 2012 )
The Dead Man And His Dog E-mail
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The Dead Man And His Dog

An Argentinean dog has spent the past six years proving that he is `a man's best friend`, even though that man is dead, it has been revealed. Capitan, a mutt who is some parts German Shepard, disappeared from his home in the small town of Villa Carlos Paz in the centre of Argentina following the death of his owner, Miguel Guzman, in March of 2006. For days, nobody in Guzman's family noticed the absence of the dog until the family visited Miguel's grave at a municipal cemetery.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 October 2012 )
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