Burial Site May Reveal Secrets That Died with Genghis Khan

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Although traditions weigh heavily on Mongolia's people, the financial temptations of creating a tourist attraction to rival the Tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt, or China's Terracotta Army, would be considerable for this poor, aid-dependent nation, with its semi-nomadic population of 2.6 million.

However the burial site is developed in future, doubtless every Mongolian would cheer its discovery as a definitive rebuttal to Beijing's claims that the site lies across the border on Chinese territory.

Copyright 2001 The Independent (London)

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