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Takezaki Suenaga's Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan
Bowdoin College
An excellent interactive website with several versions of the recovered 13th-century scrolls commissioned by the Kyushu warrior Takezaki Suenaga, who fought against the Mongols during the invasions of 1274 and 1281. Viewers can compare the "original" (reassembled) 13th-century version to 18th- and 19th-century copies and also see a 21st-century reconstruction of the 13th-century version. Also features an illustrated glossary.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.bowdoin.edu/mongol-scrolls/
Genghis Khan: Treasures of Inner Mongolia
Royal Alberta Museum
Online archive of a 1997 exhibition. With brief text about Genghis Khan and Inner Mongolia, a timeline of the Mongol Empire from Genghis Khan's birth until 1368, and images of 12 artifacts.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/vexhibit/genghis/intro.htm
Miniatures from the Topkapi Palace Museum
The Topkapi Palace Museum
Select "Miniatures from the Topkapi Museum" from the menu at left to see a large selection of examples from the museum's collection of miniature paintings, including early Islamic illustrations, Mongols and painting under the Jala'ir, chinoiserie and painting under the Timurids, and book illustration under the Ottoman empire.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.ee.bilkent.edu.tr/~history/topkapi.html
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