Karakorum

[ kahr-uh-kawr-uhm, -kohr-, kar- ]
/ ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-, ˌkær- /

noun

a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.

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Karakorum
/ (ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm) /

noun

a ruined city in Mongolia: founded in 1220 by Ghenghis Khan; destroyed by Kublai Khan when his brother rebelled against him, after Kublai Khan had moved his capital to Peking (now Beijing)
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