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Genghis Khan Raids San Jose! <a href="KhanreleaseCantonese.pdf" target="_new">See Cantonese version here.</a>

Press Release Date 
Monday, 17 May, 2010
Come, explore the innovation, technological mastery, and culture of one of the world's greatest and most misunderstood conquerors in "Genghis Khan: The Exhibition" at The Tech Museum. View more than 200 rare treasures including gold jewelry and ornaments, silk robes, musical instruments, pottery, sophisticated weaponry, and many other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts - many of which have never been seen outside Mongolia - in the exhibition's only West Coast appearance. Walk through a life-sized ger, the traditional Mongolian dwelling, visit the walled capital city of Karakorum, and be awed by the Mongolian Noble Woman Mummy. WHAT: Media preview/tour featuring a "match" between two professional Mongolian wrestlers; a Mongolian throat singer and instrumentalist; Mongolian Cultural attaché Dawadash Sambuu; Dr. William Fitzhugh, Curator of Anthropology, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History; exhibit creator Don Lessem; museum President Peter Friess, and Dan Fenton, CEO of Team San Jose. (EDS: Photo ops of artifacts, performers; interviews with Mongolian scholars, exhibitor) WHEN: Thursday May 20, at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Parkside Hall (adjacent to the museum), 201 South Market St., San Jose, CA CONTACT: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations The Tech Museum (510) 875-4276 rmontez@thetech.org Meghan Horrigan Director of Communications Team San Jose 408-204-829 mhorrigan@sanjose.org About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit educational resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through educational programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future. About Team San Jose Team San Jose, Inc. is a management company for the San Jose Convention Center and multiple theaters in Downtown San Jose including the San Jose Civic, Parkside Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, California Theatre and Montgomery Theater. Team San Jose is a unique customer service model where the company acts as the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and works in partnership with local hoteliers, organized labor, local arts leadership and business community to provide a one team approach to all event planning needs.