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 (kăr′ə-kôr′əm, kär′-)
A ruined ancient Mongol city in central Mongolia. Inhabited by Turkic tribes from the first century ad, it became Genghis Khan's capital c. 1220 but was abandoned by Kublai Khan in 1267.
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(Placename) 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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(ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, ˌkær-)

a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: ancient capital of the Mongol Empire.
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These devoted murderers were under the powerful control of a grand master who used assassination as part of a grand strategic vision that embraced Egypt, the Levant and Persia and even reached the court of the Mongol Khans in far away Qaraqorum.
(55) Symbolically, a silver fountain at Qaraqorum, the Mongol imperial meeting ground, joined wine from Persia, rice beer from China, mead from the northern forests, and koumiss, the fermented Mongol drink.
It would appear that the Jews were also not at the forefront of Mongke's thoughts: a Jewish representative was not invited to participate in the religious debate held at Mongke's court in Qaraqorum in 1254; see B.