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Last modified: 2002-03-15 by phil nelson
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Mongol Flag, circa 1310

[Mongol flag, circa 1310]
by Phil Nelson

This flag is shown in Znamierowski's World Encyclopedia of Flags.
Phil Nelson, 18 February 2000

Flag of Chinghiz-khan

Modern 'scientists' have very many reconstructions of flag of Chinghiz-khan but all they are very doubtful. Ancient chronicles says about white and black banners of Chinghiz-khan with 9 tails. White colours was sacred in that times. Black colour was the colour of gods of death. May be it was real horse`s tails. May be it was cloth banner with 9 tails. The number of tails was showed the rank of commander. The symbol of Chinghiz-khan was a falcon with a crow in his claws. Poor ancestor of Chinghiz, Boduanchar, was the hunter. He made his job with tamed falcon. Source. V.Jan, novel 'Batu-khan' Mongol scientists think that the falcon was the main element of the white banner of Hiad-borjigin tribe (E.Har-Davan "Chinghis the Commander and His Successors"), father-tribe of Chinghiz-khan.
Victor Lomantsov, 22 April 2001