Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

British Burma (1826-1942)

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Late Konbaung Myanmar and the English Wars (1824-1885AD)

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Medieval and Early Modern Myanmar and its Global Connections (900 - 1824AD)

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A post from the archives

1969

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The 1969 SEA Game Opening Ceremony in Rangoon
The 1969 SEA Game Opening Ceremony in Rangoon
Myanmar has hosted the Southeast Asian Games twice: in 2013, and in 1969 when they were called the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games (SEAP). The photograph is from the 1969 Rangoon opening ceremony.

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About this project

The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.

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