ancient empires, ancient mongolia, chinese dynasties, chinese history, empress borte, genghis khan, historical figures, kublai khan, mongol empire, mongolian culture, mongolian history, mongolian royalty, royal marriage, temujin, yuan dynasty

Empress Börte: The Heart and Soul of Genghis Khan

Empress Börte, wife of Genghis Khan, is revered by generations of Mongols as a symbol of brightness like the sun and moon, and as expansive as the sea. The Hulun and Chahan lakes in present-day Mongolia, one large and one small, complement each other under the sunlight and are considered sacred by the Mongols. This ...

Max Lu

Illustration depicting Genghis Khan and his wife, Empress Borte.