Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

Contemporary Myanmar and the World (1962-2018)

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Yangon, Global City (1853-1962)

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

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Today's Hightlighted Post

1905

Balthazar Building on Bank Street
Balthazar Building on Bank Street
One of the most beautiful buildings in Yangon: the Balthazar building on Bank Street.The building was built in 1905 and was owned for many decades by the Armenian Balthazar family who emigrated to Burma in the 1860s (the Armenians have been an important community in Burma since the 1600s). The building once housed the offices of several companies, including Siemans, as well as law offices. It's sadly now in very poor shape, but I'm hoping the Yangon Heritage Trust will...

Explore Myanmar History through a Timeline

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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