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Buyers sought for Genghis Khan’s bronze army

Statue of Genghis Khan, Tov, Mongolia.
Statue of Genghis Khan, Tov, Mongolia. Image by Ludovic Hirlimann / CC BY-SA 2.0

A new project in Mongolia is seeking to revive the ancient emperor’s Genghis Khan’s massive army in what could become one of the world’s largest sculpture installations. A total of 10,000 bronze guards are being created and sold at US$25,000 each. They will stand in ranks beneath a massive existing sculpture of Genghis Khan about 55 kilometres from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Buyers will have some choice in the look of their guard, including what clothing and arms he wears. Read more: siberiantimes.com