Mongols

The Mongolian Exhibits at EXPO 2000

Gate of the Mongolian Camp at EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany

The entrance to the outdoor section of the Mongolian exhibits at EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany. Jugding from the construction of the gate, Mongolian camps seem to have been fortified against surprise attack, using abatis and other simple barricades which can be constructed from materials found near the campsite. Ornate camp gates like this one are relatively easy to transport, and only one or two are needed to provide the colourful tent city with that extra touch of class to satisfy the noble nomad. Less important entrances to a large camp may have been simple affairs, perhaps just openings in the surrounding abatis which were routinely guarded and closed after nightfall.

Mongolian Camp

Small tent at the Mongolian Exhibit

Small tent at the Mongolian Exhibit

Mid-sized Mongolian tent

Mid-sized Mongolian tent

Large Mongolian tent

Large Mongolian tent

Palast-Jurte, palacial tent, of Dschingis Khan

Palast-Jurte, palacial tent, of Dschingis Khan

Close-up of a wagon wheel

Close-up of a wagon wheel

Throne inside the palacial Jurte

Throne inside the palacial Jurte

Table inside another Jurte round tent

Table inside another Jurte round tent

Roof opening of the same Jurte

Roof opening of the same Jurte

View of the right half the Jurte

View of the right half the Jurte

View of the left half of the Jurte

View of the left half of the Jurte

View inside yet another Jurte round tent

View inside yet another Jurte round tent

Mongolian Dress, Arms and Armour

Clothes und armour inside the palacial tent

Clothes und armour inside the palacial tent

Mongolian scale armour of reinforced leather

Mongolian scale armour of reinforced leather

Mongolian leather armour

Mongolian leather armour

Mongolian insignia und jewellery

Mongolian insignia und jewellery

Mongolian Flags

Mongolian lance pennons

Mongolian lance pennons

White and red banners, one with black inscription

White and red banners, one with black inscription

Mongolian banners and lance pennons

Mongolian banners and lance pennons

Mongolian lance pennons and banner

Mongolian lance pennons and banner

The Mongolian exhibits at EXPO 2000 provided inspiration for modellers and diorama builders interested in the fascinating history of these nomadic tribes.

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