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· September, 2006

Stories about History from September, 2006

Turkey is Typing…

As that transition from the lazy days of Summer turn into Fall, a gloomy spell has fallen over the Turkish bloggers this week…and actually, I can agree with them myself....

Serbia: Torture Story Retraction

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has found out that a heartbreaking story about “the Sri Lankan-American Buddhist who was tortured by her Serb captors while on an aid mission during...

Pakistan: Lahore Fort

A history tour at Metroblogging Lahore. “Hathi Pol was built by Shah Jahan in 1632. It was meant to be exclusively used by elephants carrying the royalty. From this splendid...

South Korea: history of prostitution

Robert Neff writes in detail about the history of prostitution in Korea (Chosun), it is one of the oldest profession.

Serbian Blog Roundup

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of...

Kenya/Tanzania: Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania because Mombasa is in Kenya

“Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania: because Mombasa is in Kenya,” reveals MyAfrica.

Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary

Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least...

China: spoofing Confucius

The new, standardized statue of Confucius was unveiled on September 23 by the China Confucius Institute. Here are some reactions from the blogsphere: Xiong pei-yun points out that the standarization...

Jordan: The Darkest September

Hareega has posted a little [ar] series on his blog about Black September, a very dark moment in Jordan’s history. It is the most mysterious, ambiguous, misunderstood and taboo part...

Pakistan: Khyber Pass Railway

The Khyber Pass is the stuff of colonial stories and legend. Light Within on the Khyber Pass Railway. “Construction restarts in 1920 and the section from Jamrud to Landi Kotal,...

Gambia 101

Gambia 101, via African Shirts: “After the 1981 coup attempt, the confederation of Senegambia was established with Senegal. The union didn't last too long, but made a lot of sense....

Baltics: Pan-Baltic History

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa muses on the so-called “common pan-Baltic history.”

India: On Tipu Sultan

The revision of History as it's taught in schools can have both an academic and political agenda. Indian Muslims on the character of Tipu Sultan and the revision of how...

Nigeria: remembering Mrs Ekpo

Black Looks remembers Mrs Margaret Ekpo, “Mrs Ekpo, along with the late Fumilayo Ransome Kuti, was one of Nigeria’s most ardent political activists and campaigners for women’s rights.”

Africa: kings of Africa

Kings of Africa is an online photography exhibition, via A Pattern Tub.

Turkey is Typing…

Ramadan begins this weekend, or Ramazan, if you are Turkish, and I thought that it would be nice to open up this week's article with a link from Binnur's Turkish...

Africa: digital citizen indaba controversy

It is most likely that the organizers of the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging in South Africa did not anticipate the controversy that has dominated the African blogosphere for about...

Hungary: “Budapest '06 vs. '56”

Amid the continuing protests in Budapest, Pestiside.hu is trying to help foreign reporters covering the situation: “So as a public service to these naive hacks and their even more clueless...

Russia: “Don't Try This At Home” Recipes

Copydude shares some literary and real-life “Don't Try This At Home” cocktail recipes from Russia.

Ukraine: New Head of Presidential Secretariat

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the new head of Victor Yushchenko's Presidential Secretariat, a 43-year-old Victor Baloha, a former mayor of Mukachevo, a man of “decidedly ‘mixed’ [political] background.”...

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