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History Unwritten

Aug 27, 2021

In 1448 King Trailokanat ascended to the Ayutthayan throne. His 40 year reign would see Ayutthaya transformed from just-another-Muang city state to a centralized, autocratic kingdom. Bolstered by intensifying commerce, his armies would fan out across the Northern Cities in a great war with Lan Na, expanding Ayutthaya's...

Apr 30, 2021

The last Emperor of Tibet, Darma "the Bull", waged a campaign of persecution against the Buddhists of Tibet. In doing so, he opened the floodgates to chaos and instability that would cost him his life - and the Empire itself.

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Sep 4, 2020

Tibetan unification played out across the reign of three generations of kings of the Yarlung Dynasty. The backdrop for this dramatic event were two Tibetan kingdoms ruled by tyrants - the Zinporjes, a title meaning warlord.

The Yarlung kings would fight against these brutal rulers and bring together most of the plateau...

May 15, 2020

The famous Mansa Musa ruled Mali from c. 1312 to 1337. His reign was defined by the world-famous pilgrimage he made in 1324 to the holy city of Mecca. Today we hear that story and learn a bit more about the real Mansa Musa.

Between intrigue, diplomacy and war, Musa was a busy king. But under him - and his immediate...