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Ruins decorated with swastikas could be clue to the palace of Genghis Khan’s bloodthirsty grandson, say archaeologists

  • A team of archaeologists may have discovered the ruins of a palace owned by Genghis Khan’s grandson.
  • The team says swastika patterns on ruins in Van, Turkey might link the archeological site to Hulagu Khan.

Archaeologists may have discovered the remains of an ancient summer palace built for Genghis Khan’s bloodthirsty grandson, Hulagu Khan, in the 1260s, according to new research.

A joint Turkish and Mongolian excavation team, led by Ersel Çağlıtütüncigil of the İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, found the remains of roof tiles, bricks, and ceramic pottery in the Van Province of eastern Turkey.

Researchers examine the remains of roof tiles and pottery at an excavation site in Van Province, Turkey.Necat Hazar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The archaeologists noted that there were s-like symbols, or “swastikas,” imprinted on the roof tiles, said Munkhtulga Rinchinkhorol, an archaeologist who was on the dig,per Live Science.

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