A stone turtle was almost all that remained of Karakorum, the capital of the Mongol Empire established by Ögedei Khan. The turtle, with a stele holder on its back, defined the boundary of the city and acted as a protector.
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National Museum of Mongolian HistoryNational History Museum乌兰巴托蒙古国家历史博物馆Ögedei KhanKarakorum哈尔和林窩闊台
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