Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

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

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The 1950s at Home and Abroad

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Before history

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The genetic history of the Burmese people
The genetic history of the Burmese people
Over the past 4-5 years there has been a revolution in genetic science.  Scientists are now able to unlock new information about humanity's distant past in a way that was impossible until very recently.  Over the next 5-10 years, much more information might be uncovered about the genetic history of this country than today.  This is a summary of what seems known so far: ("Burmese" refers to the ethnic majority Burmese-speaking people of the Irrawaddy valley.)  Anatomically modern humans (physically...

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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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