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Modern Mongolia

Genghis Khan

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Mongolian deel from the exhibit
Mongolian deel
from the exhibit

What can I find in the exhibit gift shop?

A gift shop in the exhibition will include authentic Mongolian merchandise, including silk sashes, boots, hats and cashmere shawls.

The exhibition is accompanied by the book Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan, richly illustrated with more than 120 rare color photographs and specially created maps. Edited by Paula Sabloff, it features interpretive essays on Mongolia's history, culture and political life. Modern Mongolia will be available in the gift shop for $34.95 for cloth cover and $17.95 for paperback.

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The National Museum of Natural History, located at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., welcomed more than 8.4 million people during 2001, making it the most visited natural history museum in the world. Opened in 1910, the Museum is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts. It also fosters critical scientific research as well as educational programs and exhibitions that present the work of its scientists and curators to the public. The Museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is open for special summer hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day through Sept. 2. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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