Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Above is a Thailand / Laos, Kingdom of Luang Prabang, Lat money ( tiger tongue money ) worth 1 Tamlung or 4 Bath, 18th. to 19th. centuries and is made of copper.
Below is a tribal hatchet from the mountains of Laos and is also made of copper. Laosian immigration has no problem for foreigners to buy and bring back home as long as we declare of certain items as this means more foreign exchange is to take place and brings more wealth to them.
An ancient kingdom located around the Mekong delta of South Vietnam and Southern Indo-China which is now part of Thailand, Cambodia and South Vietnam and was founded by Kaundiya I around the 1st. century. Look at the image of a bull which is sacred to the Hindus and Buddists alike. The first coin was bought from a Thai seller on e-bay while the second and third coins were bought from an old Laosian woman for 8 USD each during my recent visit there.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Ukraine was a center of East Slavic culture in the middle ages before being divided by many foreign powers. People from various origins migrated there since 5000 BC. This country was known as " Kievan Rus " until the 16th. century. Mongol conquest ended the Kievan power. Ukraine asked the Czar of Russia to protect the country against Poland.and from that event onwards Ukraine was absorbed into the Russian Empire. After the Russian Revolution, Ukraine declared its independence on 28 Jan.1918. In 1920, Ukraine became a Soviet Republic. It achieved independence after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991.