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  Karakorum (palace) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karakorum served as the supply base for the actual "capital." After Temujin's death in 1227 and in compliance with the will of the dead khan, a kuriltai at Karakorum in 1228 selected Ögedei as khan.
It was not until the summer of 1246 that a kuriltai assembled at Karakorum to select the successor to Ogedei, mainly because of political maneuvering by Batu Khan and other royal princes at Karakorum who had hopes of being elected.
Though most of the royal princes at Karakorum thought that Batu should be elected khan, Batu declined the offer and instead nominated Möngke Khan, the eldest son of Tolui.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harhorin   (1384 words)

 KARAKORUM - LoveToKnow Article on KARAKORUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As to he Mongolian Karakorum, it is identified by several authorities with a site on which towards the close of the i6th century the Buddhist monastery of Erdeni Tsu was built.
The proper position of the two Karakorums was determined by the expedition of N. Yadrintsev in 1889, and the two expeditions of the Helsihg-fors Ugro-Finnish society (1890) and the Russian academy of science, under Dr W. Radlov (1891), which were sent out to study Yadrintsev's discovery.
Cordier confines the use of Karakorum to the Mongol capital; Pozdn^ev, Mongolia, and the Mongols, vol.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /K/KA/KARAKORUM.htm   (1129 words)

 AllRefer.com - Karakorum, ruined city, Mongolia (Archaeology, General) - Encyclopedia
The area around Karakorum had been inhabited by nomadic Turkic tribes from the 1st cent.
As capital of the Mongols, Karakorum was visited (c.1247) by a papal mission under Giovanni Carpini.
Karakorum is also the name of a nearby site, which in the 8th and 9th cent.
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 Karakorum Himalaya: A Bibliography
In Groetzbach's (1988) "Typology of High Mountian Regions" the Karakorum habitat and society would fall under Type A, 1, a: "Population of Mountain Peasants"; therefore it is necessary to document the symbolic aspects of the Karakorum that are held by the local population.
For the Karakorum territory not at the eastern end, essentially encompassing Baltistan and Gilgit, I have included a substantial amount of "grey" literature gleaned from the Pakistan Forestry Institute library in Peshawar, the IUCN library in Islamabad, and the AKRSP library in Gilgit.
Tahirkheli, Rashid A. Geology of the Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindukush in Pakistan.
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 MONGOLIA / Wrestling, archery and horse racing contests in Genghis Khan's ancient capital, Karakorum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
His capital was in Karakorum in central Mongolia, 240 miles southwest of Ulan Bator, Mongolia's present capital.
Karakorum was all but abandoned and eventually destroyed by Manchurian invaders in the following century.
In the 16th century, the stones of Karakorum were used to build the Buddhist monastery of Erdene Zu, which survived for 3 1/2 centuries until it, too, was all but destroyed by the Russians in the 1930s.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/03/27/TRGNHBUA801.DTL&type=printable   (1687 words)

 Visit Mongolia - Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mongolia's ancient capital, Karakorum, Genghis Khan's fabled city, was founded in 1220 in the Orkhon Valley, at the crossroads of the Silk Road.
Following the move, and the subsequent collapse of the Mongolian empire, Karakorum was abandoned.
Karakorum, in the Orkhon Valley, was the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire.
www.visitmongolia.com /destinations.htm   (1674 words)

 KARAKORUM EXPLORERS ......The Adventure Experts - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Though the Karakorum Explorers was established in 1992, the Chief Executive and other staff were practically involved in tourism industry for the last fifteen years.
Karakorum Explorers trips are designed keeping in view the age, health and fitness factors, we have divided the trips in to many varieties of all tastes, which we have mentioned in PROGRAM MENU on front page.
Mubarak Hussain is the Founder of the Karakorum Explorers an energetic young man of 39 years, with good physics and balanced personality.
www.karakorumexplorers.com /aboutus.html   (423 words)

 ASTAnet: News Release Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Karakorum and Irbis worked to build a tourism program that focused on scientific and community conservation efforts and provided direct financial support for communities in snow leopard habitats.
Karakorum implemented the first edition of a research tour in the South Gobi Desert.
Karakorum received the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 2002 Gold Award for Eco-tourism in recognition of innovation and world-best practice.
www.astanet.com /news/releasearchive02/11_06_02a.asp   (310 words)

 UNESCO Collection of History of Civilizations of Central Asia : Online chapter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Karakorum was situated outside the main urban settlement of the Inner Khanghai province of Mongolia, i.e.
Inside the trunk, four pipes led up to the top of the tree; the ends of the pipes were bent downwards, and over each of them was a gilded serpent whose tail twined round the trunk of the tree.
In a place 35 km north of Karakorum, a town called Sahurin and the Gegen Kaghan palace were built on the orders of Ögedey (1229–41); and more than 15 km south of Karakorum, Tuzqu town and another palace were also built on his orders.
www.unesco.org /culture/asia/html_eng/chapitre4218/chapitre9.htm   (952 words)

 Karakorum Himalaya: A Bibliography (Part 3)
Ferber, A. "An Exploration of the Mustagh Pass in the Karakorum Himalaya." Zeitschrift des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins 36: 113-132.
Ferber, A. "An Exploration of the Mustagh Pass in the Karakorum Himalaya." Geographical Journal 30: 630.
The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum.
www.mtnforum.org /resources/library/allan97a3.htm   (3883 words)

 " Karakorum Himalaya: A Bibliography" -Mtn-Forum On-Line Library Document
For example, the Karakorum Himalaya is almost the last place on earth where the Neolithic goat cult, which was once common from the Alps to the Himalaya, still plays a role in the management of livestock.
Before any portion of the Karakorum is classified as a protective area it is mandatory that the connective relationships between humans, the biophysical environment, and animals be explored and documented.
What is much less known about land and life in the Karakorum are the systems of indigenous land tenure, water allocation, grazing rights, and especially the religious, artistic or cultural associations with the natural element.
www.mtnforum.org /resources/library/allan97a.htm   (4094 words)

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The town is populous and thickly crowded and has markets and various trades.” There is abundant evidence that urban centers (not necessarily sizeable cities) were in fact not unusual in the steppe lands of Mongolia in the centuries prior to the emergence of Chingis Khan’s Mongol Empire.
What we know about Karakorum in the 13th century comes from a few contemporary written sources and from archaeology, since nothing of the original settlement survived above the ground after it was destroyed in the late 14th century.
Thanks to the monastery and the favorable geographical location though, the area continued to be important in the political and religious life of Mongolia until the vicious destruction of the monastery in the 1930s by the anti-religious Communist regime.
depts.washington.edu /~uwch/silkroad/cities/karakorum/karakorum.html   (1804 words)

 Karakorum Thoroughbred Partnerships, Horse Racing Partnerships, Racing Partnerships, Horse Racing Partnership
Fly With Karakorum, in her 46th lifetime start on NYC Marathon day, prompted the rapid pace of :22.12 and :44.68 in a short field, getting good position on the inside.
In the stretch, he was hooked by the rallying Marc of Approval, and fought back to regain the place spot, and forged an increasing lead over him through the wire.
Karakorum Ella again demonstrated her raw talent, and her youthful exuberence, in blazing to a 3-length lead through the first furlongs of a maiden race.
www.karakorum.com /stablenews.asp   (305 words)

 South Asia
The Himalayas, the highest mountains in the world, extend 1,500 miles west from the Brahmaputra River to the Karakorum, a mountain range that extends 300 miles and lies between the Indus River to its east and the Yarkand River to its west.
South Asia refers to the geographic region of Asia bounded on the north by the Himalaya, Karakorum, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges, on the west by the Arabian Sea, and on the east by the Bay of Bengal.
It refers to the geographic region of Asia bounded on the north by the Himalaya, Karakorum, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges, on the west by the Arabian Sea, and on the east by the Bay of Bengal.
www.cet.edu /earthinfo/sasia/SAdef.html   (2704 words)

The aims of the first campaign were established on general grounds and to consider the (limited) loss of archaeological substance inevitably caused by excavation.
Hell, University College of Karlsruhe) and a geomagnetic field survey of unhearthed structures in Karakorum (Prof.
The working area of the Department is now situated in the center of the city at an old crossroad, visible in aerial photographs.
www.vfgarch.uni-bonn.de /karakorum.htm   (401 words)

 Tsunami fault
Earlier research by outside scientists using satellite radar interferometry (InSAR) conducted over a decadal time scale indicated that the Karakorum fault and the Karakax segment of the Altyn Tagh fault in western Tibet are essentially inactive.
Karakorum is the main right-lateral motion fault north of the Himalayas and is in the same area as the earthquakes that caused the tsunami in Asia.
Both areas are located on the northern edge of the Indian plate where northward motion has caused earthquakes and the growth of the Tibetan plateau.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-01/dlnl-tf012005.php   (451 words)

 Karakorum Explorers
K-2 and Concordia, Chitral and the Hindu Kush, Rakaposhi and the Hunza Valley, all names to quicken the pulse of those who love mountains and their people.
Northern Pakistan is blessed with the greatest mass of high mountains on earth, where the mighty Himalaya, Karakorum, Pamirs and Hindukush all meet.
Now with the help of Karakorum Explorers you can explore these remote places and leave behind the pressures of 20th century life.
www.karakorumexplorers.com.pk   (163 words)

 Karakorum Expeditions Mongolia - Adventure Travel Vacations in Mongolia
Karakorum Expeditions invites you to join us for the experience of a lifetime as we share the unique culture and natural beauty of this land.
Karakorum Expeditions aims to match activities and locations to produce a great experience - no two are the same but all share the common themes of safety, adventure, fun and commitment from our staff.
Our full-time staff is complemented by a fantastic team of herders, park rangers and drivers, spread throughout the country, who provide their local knowledge and skills to make every trip special.
www.gomongolia.com /aboutus.htm   (878 words)

 Karakorum, mountain range, Kashmir. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It covers disputed territory, held by China on the north, India on the east, and Pakistan on the west.
Karakorum’s main range has some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) (28,250 ft/8,611 m), the second highest peak in the world.
Karakorum also has several of the world’s largest glaciers.
www.bartleby.com /65/ka/KarakorMt.html   (188 words)

 Journeys - Ecotours and Travel - Mongolia Highlights
Karakorum was the former capital of Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire and the Erdene Zuu Monastery still reflects the faded glories of the past.
Continue your journey to Karakorum, built by Genghis Khan in 1220 as the capital of his vast empire.
The restored monastery of Erdene Zuu, which dates from 1586, is a highlight of your trip and still retains much of its former glory despite centuries of neglect and destruction brought on by invading Manchurians.
www.journeys-intl.com /destinations/asia/mongolia/470   (1478 words)

 Karakorum --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In 1267 the capital was moved to Khanbaliq (modern Peking) by Kublai Khan, greatest of…
It flows east out of the mountains and then turns north, past Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongol empire.
The Orhon is separated from the Selenge River by a massif.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9044690?tocId=9044690   (549 words)

 Karakorum | Karakorum | -
Karakorum - or Harhorin - was the ancient capital in the time of the Mongol empire during the 13-14th centuries.
During the 16th century the gian Erdenezuu Monastery was built from the remains of Karakorum.
We will overnight in a permanent ger camp at 80 km short from Karakorum at the Hogno Khan Mountain.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/3418.html   (660 words)

As a result, the northwest face of historical Mt. Ararat was climbed in a fine team spirit- Khoo Swee Chiow from Singapore, David Keaton from USA, Tunc Findik and Nasuh Mahruki from Turkey, Ricardo Torres Nava from Mexico, Marcello Arbelaez and Fernando Gonzales from Colombia had embraced at the 5137 m.
The Peace Climb for 2002 was scheduled to be done at an 8000 meter high mountain in Pakistan’s great Karakorum range but timing and finance problems kept many of the original Peace Climb crew from joining.
Broad Peak is 8047 meters high and it is situated across the Baltoro Glacier, with the infamous K2 peak at the other side of the glacier..
www.k2news.com /bp02pc.htm   (534 words)

 Mountain Voices: oral testimonies from the Karakorum mountains, Pakistan
The testimonies are being gathered in Shimshal in the Karakorum mountains, following a workshop in June 2000.
These testimonies were gathered from a farming and herding community currently two days walk from the nearest road - the Karakorum Highway.
A road to the village is under construction, and expected to be completed in the next few years.
www.mountainvoices.org /pakistan.html   (477 words)

 Karakorum- horse racing business, horse partnership racing, buy a race horse
Pat's Florida farm is the first stop for new Karakorum yearlings; amid the gently rolling Ocala hills, the young colts and fillies do more than gambol and play, though.
Here Pat and his wife Tori break the yearlings and give them their first lessons in moving in a group, manners, and approaching the gate.
Guided by the Hoppels' evaluation, Karakorum decides which of the soon-to-be 2-year-olds make the most promising prospects.
www.karakorum.com /onthefarm.asp   (145 words)

 Karakorum - Karakorum Explorers
Seven years later it was time for the Duke of Abruzzi's large expedition to Karakorum and K2.
After having dealt the historical and other physical aspects of the Karakorum it would be worthwhile to mention about the region in which it is situated this longest range of the high mountains.
The views across this area are unbelievable with a sea of whiteness stretching into a long distance, surrounded by the jagged peaks of the central Karakorum.
www.karakorumexplorers.com.pk /Karakorum.htm   (1313 words)

 Wonders of the Karakorum
The Karakorum with its unpredictable terrain and hostile climate proves to be quite a challenge even to the most established of mountaineers.
Though not quite as vast as some of the other mountain ranges of the world, The Karakorum is home to 50 of the 110 highest peaks in the world.
Stories of espionage by the British using the Muslims and the Hindus as guinea pigs in the well-protected and unforgiving regions of the Karakorum are well documented.
www.desistore.com /wonders.html   (445 words)

 Thoroughbred Times: Today's News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Karakorum Splendor led at every call en route to her first stakes win on Sunday, a 3 ¾-length triumph in the $125,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Stakes series at Aqueduct.
Karakorum Splendor entered the race off a second-place finish to Pelham Bay in the Maid of the Mist Stakes for state-breds on October 23 at Belmont Park.
She won a six-furlong maiden race by 13½ lengths on October 14 at Belmont in her second career start for owner Karakorum Farm and trainer Jimmy Jerkens.
www.thoroughbredtimes.com /todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=50600&subsec=2   (855 words)

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