The Helmet of Genghis Khan
Helmet of Genghis Khan
The helmet atop the middle torch holder.

Production Number

1-11 (11)


January 30, 1994


Red Jaguars


Becca & Tayler Gold

Artifact Location

The Pirate's Cove

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Trojan Horseshoe (Production/Completion Order)
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The Helmet of Genghis Khan is the 11th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

One player of each team swam a rope over to the other side. Once out of the water, he had to tie the rope off on a pole that held a second tied rope higher up; both connected to the other side. Once tied, the second player had to use the two ropes and maneuver across the moat. Once he was across, the team could run over and hit the gong.

Becca Wraps the Rope around the Pole
Moat Results
Place Team Time
1st Red Jaguars 0:23
2nd Silver Snakes 0:24
3rd Green Monkeys 0:30
4th Blue Barracudas 0:33

Steps of Knowledge

Long ago, there lived a young boy who drove a giant tent wagon called a Yurt for the Mongolian Army. His name was Jamukha. Together, Jamukha and the other members of his Mongolian tribe had followed Genghis Khan, the ruler of all Mongols. They swept down across the plains and into China, conquering almost all of Asia and part of Europe.

"Yurt driver," someone shouted. But Jamukha did not hear the command.

"Yurt driver," the voice said again. "What is your name?"

Jamukha turned and saw the great Genghis Khan.

"J-J-Jamukha, Sire. And I beg your forgiveness."

The great Khan laughed and tossed his leather helmet to Jamukha.

"This... is yours," the Khan said. "Be more attentive, and one day you will grow into it."

Without a word, he turned and rode off. Some say Jamukha went on to become a great General, and his helmet came to rest in the Temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Genghis Khan the leader of…?
  • The Mongols
  • The Visigoths
  • The Persians
Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was Genghis Khan's army called…?
  • The Foreign Legion
  • The Golden Horde
  • The Red Army
Red Jaguars (Wrong Answer)
Blue Barracudas (Previously Guessed Wrong Answer)
Which of these is the name of the grasslands the Mongols originated from?
  • The Steppe
  • The Taiga
  • The Savanna
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these is the name of a Mongolian tent that sometimes was…?
  • Yurt
Blue Barracudas (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these countries did the Mongols conquer in order to capture Peking?
  • India
  • Russia
  • China
Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
In order to conquer China, did Genghis Khan cross…?
  • The Rubicon
  • The Himalayas
  • The Great Wall
Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these men was the grandson of Genghis Khan who moved his capital to China?
  • Kublai Khan
  • Mao Tse-tung
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
Which of these European explorers was entertained at Kublai Khan's Court?
  • Ponce de León
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Marco Polo
Red Jaguars (Wrong Answer)
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
The area of Genghis Khan's tomb was named Great Taboo to discourage looters. Does taboo mean…?
  • It is forbidden to go in
Red Jaguars (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are 12-year-old Tayler Gold, who plays baseball, and 14-year-old Becca, who likes to draw, particularly marine mammals, such as orcas and dolphins. The Blue Barracudas are 13-year-old Phillip, who likes to run track, and Tammy (also 13 years old), who plays volleyball.

Great Wall of China (Climbing Wall)

When Genghis Khan conquered China, he had to get through the Great Wall. At one point, he probably had the idea of tearing it down, which is exactly what Tayler and Phillip had to do. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to climb the wall, grab a brick at the top, stick it to his helmet, climb back down, and drop it in his bin. The player to bring down all six bricks or the player to bring down the most bricks in 60 seconds won. Tayler beat Phillip 5-4, awarding Tayler a half pendant of life.

Mongolian Army (Bungee Soap Ramp)

The first thing Genghis Khan did when he became the leader was to build a powerful army out of the Mongolian tribes. Here, Becca and Tammy had to assemble the Mongolian horde. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to climb up the ramp on her knees, grab a soldier doll, slide back down, and drop it in her bucket. The player with all five soldiers in her bucket or the player with the most soldiers in her bucket in 60 seconds won. Neither player scored, while Becca pulled the head off one of the soldier dolls. She and Tammy both won a half pendant of life.

Assemble a Yurt (Pulley Pillar)

The Mongols traveled in special felt tents called yurts, which they mounted on wagons. Since the players probably have never seen one, the production crew decided to make them build one. When Kirk gave the signal, one player had to grab a flap from his/her team's yurt, jump up, and fasten it in its proper place. The other player would do the same. The team to complete their yurt or the team to fasten the most flaps of their yurt in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars completed their yurt with 25 seconds remaining, awarding them a full pendant of life, sending them to Olmec's Temple with two full pendants of life. The Blue Barracudas were able to fasten four flaps.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Won Tied Won 2 Pendants
Blue Barracudas Lost Tied Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

This is one of those runs where the team gets a lucky break and an almost direct path to the artifact. Becca laid down an excellent path. She was eventually taken out in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey with approximately 1:50 remaining. Fortunately, Tayler was pretty fast, retrieving the helmet and escaping the temple with it successfully.

Red Jaguars Big Hug

Becca and Tayler hugging after their victory.

Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (0:09 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations

The Cave of Sighs

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

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  • This is the first episode where an artifact was placed in the Pirate's Cove and the first time an artifact is placed in the Top Corner Room.
  • This is the first episode where the Red Jaguars face off against the Blue Barracudas in the Temple Games.
  • This is the first episode where a member of the Red Jaguars successfully retrieves an artifact from the temple before time expired.

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