Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

World War Two (1942-1945)

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Independence and Civil War (1945-1951)

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Yangon, Global City (1853-1962)

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6th Century - 2013

room Nepal

Birthplace of Buddha
Birthplace of Buddha

The site was apparently unknown for centuries.  In 1896 a German archeologist discovered a pillar erected by the Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C. to mark the place of the Buddha's birth. The inscription on the pillar is a Prakrit language (similar to Pali) written in the Brahmi script.  It is the first ever Indian writing. Asoka's inscriptions are also the very first written mention anywhere about the Buddha.

(The earliest Buddhist scriptures still in existence are the Gandhara...

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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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