Located near the Murghab River delta, interlaced by a system of canals and dams, the ruins of the once magnificent city of Merv still remain. In a northeastern lying region of Khurasan, some claim Merv, was founded by Alexander the Great. Further, some suggested that Merv was once the largest city in the world and was were […]


The Mongols were first mentioned in Chinese texts from c. 600-900 A.D. The narrative “Secret History of the Mongols” is the closest source resembling a primary document that remains for the Mongols. This narrative is a mythical account of the formation of the people that would become known as the Mongols. The original narrative ends […]