Yurts have long since been used by nomadic people herding their livestock and following the weather patterns for open, fresh pastures and coverage from the harsh winters.
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The first yurts have been traced back to the time of Genghis Khan. Marco Polo, observing the nomadic people of Mongolia
noticed their sturdy, exactly-round tents made of rods, covered with felt, which they carried with them on carts. Yurts (or gers, as they are called in Asia), are still used today throughout parts of Russia, Mongolia and Siberia.
The traditional yurt walls were made of slats lashed together with leather thongs to form a collapsible trellis or lattice. The lattice was set up in a circle and the door frame was lashed into place. The crown or center ring was set on two posts in the center of the yurt. Roof poles connected to the crown and rested on the top of the lattice, all the way around.