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Posted on 21st Apr at 12:00 AM, with 60 notes
mapsontheweb:

While still a bit primitive,an interesting step along the way for understanding Asian coast and East Indies. Bellin, 1746
TheOldMapGallery:


A hand colored, copperplate engraving for the “Far East” and the islands of the nearby Pacific.http://www.oldmapgallery.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4119
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mapsontheweb:

While still a bit primitive,an interesting step along the way for understanding Asian coast and East Indies. Bellin, 1746

TheOldMapGallery:

A hand colored, copperplate engraving for the “Far East” and the islands of the nearby Pacific.
http://www.oldmapgallery.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4119

Posted on 21st Apr at 12:00 AM, with 34 notes
indonesianhistory:

iloveaceh:

HISTORY > Sebuah peta Asia Tenggara yang dibuat oleh Kesultanan Aceh pada tahun 1850. Peta ini dikirim ke Sultan Ottoman di Istanbul untuk memperkuat hubungan antara kedua kerajaan, terutama dalam menghadapi invasi Belanda di Asia Tenggara.
Peta ini jelas menunjukkan pulau Sumatra, Kalimantan, Jawa, Bali, Sri Lanka, Maladewa, dan ujung selatan India.

A map of Southeast Asia drawn by the Aceh Sultanate in 1850, sent to the Ottoman Empire sultan in Istanbul for strengthening the relation between two states. Possibly for alliance to counter the Dutch’s influence over Southeast Asia.
The map (written in Arabic / possibly ‘jawi’ scripture—-Malay language written in Arabic script) shows Sumatra, Java, and Bali islands with Sri Lanka, Maldives, and the southern tip of India.
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indonesianhistory:

iloveaceh:

HISTORY > Sebuah peta Asia Tenggara yang dibuat oleh Kesultanan Aceh pada tahun 1850. Peta ini dikirim ke Sultan Ottoman di Istanbul untuk memperkuat hubungan antara kedua kerajaan, terutama dalam menghadapi invasi Belanda di Asia Tenggara.

Peta ini jelas menunjukkan pulau Sumatra, Kalimantan, Jawa, Bali, Sri Lanka, Maladewa, dan ujung selatan India.

A map of Southeast Asia drawn by the Aceh Sultanate in 1850, sent to the Ottoman Empire sultan in Istanbul for strengthening the relation between two states. Possibly for alliance to counter the Dutch’s influence over Southeast Asia.

The map (written in Arabic / possibly ‘jawi’ scripture—-Malay language written in Arabic script) shows Sumatra, Java, and Bali islands with Sri Lanka, Maldives, and the southern tip of India.

Posted on 21st Apr at 12:00 AM, with 46 notes
asean-community:

Getting to know ASEAN
Graphic showing the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian nations. Southeast Asian nations urged China on Sunday to quickly begin top-level talks over tense sea territorial disputes, after forging a united position on how to tackle their giant neighbour.
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asean-community:

Getting to know ASEAN

Graphic showing the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian nations. Southeast Asian nations urged China on Sunday to quickly begin top-level talks over tense sea territorial disputes, after forging a united position on how to tackle their giant neighbour.

Posted on 20th Apr at 12:00 AM, with 4 notes
hmongxperience:

girls from the Shan state of Burma 1920’s

hmongxperience:

girls from the Shan state of Burma 1920’s

Posted on 20th Apr at 12:00 AM, with 17 notes
2000-lightyearsfromhome:

George Rodger
BURMA. Schwegyin. Indian Army at Schwegyin. Indian army troops crossing the Sittang River in sampans. 1942
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2000-lightyearsfromhome:

George Rodger

BURMA. Schwegyin. Indian Army at Schwegyin. Indian army troops crossing the Sittang River in sampans. 1942

Posted on 20th Apr at 12:00 AM, with 16 notes
2000-lightyearsfromhome:

George Rodger
CHINA. Yunnan. Paoshan. The border area between Burma and China. Market place along the Burma Road. 1942.
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2000-lightyearsfromhome:

CHINA. Yunnan. Paoshan. The border area between Burma and China. Market place along the Burma Road. 1942.
Posted on 20th Apr at 12:00 AM, with 21 notes
2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Micha Bar Am
BURMA. Child begging buddhist monk to accept his rice donation. 1961

2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Micha Bar Am

BURMA. Child begging buddhist monk to accept his rice donation. 1961

Posted on 18th Apr at 11:43 PM, with 70 notes
museeguimet:

Bouddha paré protégé par le nagaBouddha assis en méditation (samâdhi) sur le nâga Mucilinda. Première moitié du 12ème sièclestyle d’Angkor Vat (1100-1150)grès, laque, laque rouge, sculptureCambodge, Preah Khan dit de Kompong Svay Sangkom Thmei
(C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
Section Cambodge du musée GuimetMuchalinda, Mucalinda ou Mucilinda est le nâga qui sauva le Bouddha d’une inondation lors de sa longue méditation après son illumination à Bodh-Gaya.En effet, une terrible averse eut lieu, mettant en crue le lac voisin. Tout à sa méditation sous un arbre, le Bouddha ne s’en aperçut pas et continua de méditer en dépit du danger. Muchalinda, le roi-nâga vivant dans l’arbre ou le lac, le suréleva ou l’entoura de sept anneaux et l’abrita de la pluie grâce à ses sept capuchons.Muchalinda est aussi donné comme le nom de l’arbre sous lequel méditait le Bouddha. Il existe à Bodh-Gaya un étang de Muchalinda.Muchalinda protégeant le Bouddha est un thème fréquent dans l’iconographie bouddhiste theravada. Au Japon, il est parfois représenté au plafond des salles de méditation des temples zen où il protège les méditants. Source

museeguimet:

Bouddha paré protégé par le naga

Bouddha assis en méditation (samâdhi) sur le nâga Mucilinda. Première moitié du 12ème siècle
style d’Angkor Vat (1100-1150)
grès, laque, laque rouge, sculpture
Cambodge, Preah Khan dit de Kompong Svay Sangkom Thmei

(C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

Section Cambodge du musée Guimet

Muchalinda, Mucalinda ou Mucilinda est le nâga qui sauva le Bouddha d’une inondation lors de sa longue méditation après son illumination à Bodh-Gaya.
En effet, une terrible averse eut lieu, mettant en crue le lac voisin. Tout à sa méditation sous un arbre, le Bouddha ne s’en aperçut pas et continua de méditer en dépit du danger. Muchalinda, le roi-nâga vivant dans l’arbre ou le lac, le suréleva ou l’entoura de sept anneaux et l’abrita de la pluie grâce à ses sept capuchons.
Muchalinda est aussi donné comme le nom de l’arbre sous lequel méditait le Bouddha. Il existe à Bodh-Gaya un étang de Muchalinda.
Muchalinda protégeant le Bouddha est un thème fréquent dans l’iconographie bouddhiste theravada. Au Japon, il est parfois représenté au plafond des salles de méditation des temples zen où il protège les méditants. Source

Posted on 18th Apr at 11:40 PM, with 12 notes

asean-community:

ASEAN Community
Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia

Preah Vihear Temple is a Hindu temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia.

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