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Friday, Jan. 25: Searching For Genghis Khan

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GENGHIS KHAN: Actually, this is only a model.

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Legend has it that 13th-century warrior Genghis Khan, the fearless warlord who created the world's largest empire, was actually buried close to his palace. But over the centuries, no one has figured out exactly where and what's inside. The Weekly Volcano KNOWS what's buried in Khan's tomb. Picture this: A bunch of eager archeologists first pry a giant iron circle out of the soil. And then, digging feverishly, they uncover 24 porcelain bowls and then, to the shock of everyone gathered at the site, they unearth tiny little squares of hammered metal, each artfully embossed with a different culinary term: beef, chicken filet, pea pods, bean sprouts, jumbo shrimp ... imitation crab. "This is incredible," gasps one of the archeologists, delicately brushing dirt from a relic. "This is historical proof of the first all-you-can-eat Mongolian buffet!"

Harvard man Fred Hiebert, archaeologist and co-principal investigator on the Genghis Khan project, might know different. The National Geographic Society Archaeology Fellow will lecture on Khan's treasures Friday night in Olympia.

WASHINGTON CENTER, 7:30 P.M., $9-$26, 512 WASHINGTON ST. SE, OLYMPIA, 360.753.8586

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