Monday, 18 August 2014

Aug 18 1227 - Genghis Khan Dies

A post taking real life incidents from this day in history and my view of them as if they were happening today and what my honest view would have been then on that day ignoring hindsight or knowledge of how it ended.

It somehow feels like an anti-climax that someone so brutal and responsible for so many deaths should himself die by falling of his horse but whatever way he went, the death of Genghis Khan can only be seen as a good thing.
Ordering the wholesale massacre of civilians of captured cities and then building pyramids with their heads and executing enemy generals by pouring molten silver into their ears and eyes, he was a particular ruthless brute as we saw at Urgench when Mongol soldiers were ordered to execute the entire 1.2 million population.
Genghis Khan leaves behind an empire that stretches from the Caspian Sea to the Sea of Japan and is succeeded by his third son, Ögedei Khan who we can only hope did not inherit his fathers blood lust.

1 comment:

Keep Life Simple said...

Everyone dies, good or bad.