Why Are Ten Years Missing From Genghis Khan’s History?

Official records are silent over what happened to the Great Khan between 1186 and 1196

Prateek Dasgupta
Teatime History
Published in
9 min readApr 3, 2024

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Genghis Khan at the seige of Beijing (Zhongdu), from Rashid-al-Din’s Jami’ al-tawarikh. Source: Wikimedia

In 2012, I saw the film Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan, directed by Sergei Bodrov. As the title suggests, it was about Genghis Khan’s early life. The movie begins in 1192 with Genghis as a prisoner in the Tangut kingdom in…

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Prateek Dasgupta
Teatime History

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com