Medieval warlord Tamerlane’s tomb in modern day Uzbekistan was allegedly inscribed”Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I.” Two days after his exhumation, Nazi Germany launched it’s invasion of the USSR
“Timur’s body was exhumed from his tomb in 1941 by the Soviet anthropologist Mikhail M. Gerasimov. From his bones it was clear that Timur was a tall and broad chested man with strong cheek bones. Gerasimov reconstructed the likeness of Timur from his skull. At 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters), Timur was tall for his era. Gerasimov also confirmed Timur’s lameness due to a hip injury. Gerasimov also found that Timur’s facial characteristics conformed to that of fairly Mongoloid features with somewhat Caucasoid admixture. In the study of “”Anthropological composition of the population of Central Asia”” shows the cranium of Timur predominate the characters of the South Siberian Mongoloid type. Timur is classified as being closer to the Mongoloid race with some admixture.
It is alleged that Timur’s tomb was inscribed with the words, “”When I rise from the dead, the world shall tremble.”” It is also said that when Gerasimov exhumed the body, an additional inscription inside the casket was found reading, “”Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I.”” In any case, two days after Gerasimov had begun the exhumation, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, its invasion of the U.S.S.R. Timur was re-buried with full Islamic ritual in November 1942 just before the Soviet victory at the Battle of Stalingrad.”