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Genghis Khan

Videos from the Genghis Khan exhibition.

Tracking Down Genghis Khan's Descendants

Discover how scientists tracked down the DNA of Genghis Khan and determined that at least 16 million men are his descendants. How is this possible? He had five wives and hundreds of concubines who bore him children, while his troops decimated the populations of those outside Genghis’s gene pool.

Take a moment to learn more about how scientists learned of this highly unusual representation of Genghis’s genes.

© History Channel "The Search for Genghis Khan"

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