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International Exhibition Which Tells Story Of Genghis Khan Opens In Ventura County

He’s a legendary ruler who once controlled one of the largest empires of the world. Most people think of Genghis Khan as a brutal barbarian. But, he was also an innovator, introducing things like paper money, skis and the pony express, and creating a Mongolian form of democracy. A huge new exhibition looking at Kahn’s little known legacy is opening in Ventura County.

KCLU's Lance Orozco reports there are hundreds of artifacts in the exhibition, which opened on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.  The 10,000 square foot exhibition is making its only Southern California visit, after touring Chicago, Denver, San Jose, and some other major North American cities.

In addition to the artifacts, videos, and interactive displays, there are some real life examples of Mongolian culture, including musical performers who will put on shows daily.  The exhibition runs through August 18th in Simi Valley.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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