Traveller’s Tales – Mongolia – talk by Betty Pires

21/09/2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On Zoom
Highgate Society

Monday 21st September 2020   7.00 pm

Completely landlocked, surrounded by Russia and China, and known as the Land of Blue Skies, Mongolia is noted for its vast rugged expanses  that link land and sky and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition. With the lowest population density among all independent countries in the world, it is this vast and majestic emptiness that is the country’s enduring appeal, bringing the traveller, as it does, into a close communion with nature and its nomadic inhabitants.  Join Betty Pires as she takes you on tour, via Zoom, through the fabled land of Genghis Khan, Emperor of the Mongol Empire, who established the largest contiguous empire in history.  Betty will take you through the massive Gobi Desert and the shores of Lake Hovsgol,  the ruins of Kharakhorum, site of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire, the scenic Flaming Cliffs where Roy Chapman Andrews found the first ever dinosaur eggs and listen to traditional “throat singing”

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