What 10K volunteers looking for Genghis Khan's tomb discovered

January 8, 2015 5:43 PM

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What 10K volunteers looking for Genghis Khan's tomb discovered

If we ultimately uncover Genghis Khan's tomb, we may have outer space and about 10,000 volunteers to thank. As Smithsonian recounts, legend has it that the location of the Mongolian warrior's tomb was safeguarded by soldiers who murdered the tomb builders and were then killed themselves.

University of California San Diego scientist Albert Yu-Min Lin has been on the hunt for this "needle in a haystack," and since 2010, he's had some help: Under his Valley of the Khans Project, volunteers were able to visit a National Geographic website, sift through his-res images of Mongolia taken b...

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