Trivia

Hard

The Tomb Of Which Famed Ruler Is Said To Be Hidden Beneath A Diverted River?

Alexander the Great
Genghis Khan
King Tut
Emperor Caligula

Answer: Genghis Khan

Despite the reach and power of his empire and the awe inducing size of his armies and entourage, the Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan requested that his burial site be hidden with no markings, no signs, and most definitely no visible temple, tomb, or other structure.

After centuries of speculation and searching, including earnest efforts involving excavations and the dedicated work of scholars, the burial site of Genghis Khan has never been located. It is widely believed that he was buried near his alleged birthplace close to the Onon River in Mongolia, but it is just as possible he was buried at a location somewhere else in his empire. Compounding the search process is the larger problem: there is no accurate historical record of what happened after the death of the great conqueror. In fact, a prominent legend on the matter, passed down by oral history in the region, is that the funeral escort killed anyone and anything that crossed their path on the way to the burial site, that Khan was buried in a subterranean tomb and the slaves who constructed it were killed by his soldiers and then, in grisly turn, those soldiers were killed by other soldiers who had no knowledge of the location of the tomb.

That alone would make it difficult enough to locate, but to add further complexity to the search, a parallel legend also states that the slaves who built the tomb also excavated the area so thoroughly that they rerouted a river to conceal the site of burial. While it’s always possible (and more than likely) such great tales are the product of Genghis Khan’s larger than life achievements and not necessarily the truth of his actual burial, it’s also always possible that future archaeologists may find evidence via satellite analysis that such a project was in fact under taken.

Trivia

Hard

Which Arcade Game Was Given A New Name For U.S. Markets Over Fears Of Vandalism?

Trivia

Hard

Which Iconic Video Game Character Was Created As A Result Of An Internal Company Contest?

Trivia

Hard

In Computers, “Slack Space” Is A By-Product Of What?

Trivia

Hard

The Pattern Of What On A Newborn’s Body Is An Indicator Of Abnormal Brain Development?

Trivia

Easy

Modern Subway Maps Were Inspired By?

Trivia

Easy

The Audubon Society Was Originally Founded In Reaction To?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These U.S. Cities Renamed Itself For A Day To Celebrate Pokemon?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Plane To Complete A Continuous Transatlantic Flight Was?

Trivia

Very Hard

Which Video Game Series’ Protagonist Derives His Name From Iconic Sci-Fi Writers?

Trivia

Hard

The Longest-Lived Rodent Species Is The?