Search results for query: East India Company

  1. KorbenDallas

    Viceroy of Muscovy: What colony? Who was he?

    ...What was the name of the Viceroy of Muscovy? 1894 source: In Furthest Ind. The Narrative of Mr. Edward Carlyon of the Honourable East India Company's Service. Hmm... what? KD: This is probably my ignorance but I have no clue what this is all about. I tried to google the info out but...
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    Question | Why Giant Skulls? The Repeal or the Funeral of Miss Americ-Stamp, 1765-66

    ...war, is said to have been financed by banking interests in Amsterdam. After the war, when Charles II became king, he granted "the East India Company the rights to autonomous government of its territorial acquisitions, to mint money, to command fortresses and troops, to form alliances, to make...
  3. HELLBOY

    1740: Batavia aka Jakarta, Indonesia

    ...other types of people, like those that appear in Marco Polo's illustrations. Sources and Links: Batavia, Dutch East Indies Dutch East India Company Carte universelle du commerce A new and correct map of the world laid down according to the newest observations Asiae Nova Descriptio. Auctore...
  4. KorbenDallas

    I have not looked in that direction for a while. If I do come across something relevant, I will...

    I have not looked in that direction for a while. If I do come across something relevant, I will definitely share. If you have time, see if you can find anything about the East India Company possibly cloning people on Sri Lanka.
  5. KorbenDallas

    Pompeiigate Scandal: Chronology Issues

    Important: On August 20, 1763, an inscription [...] Rei Publicae Pompeianorum [...] was found and the city was identified as Pompeii. OK, this is a bit more than just an attempt to better date the Pompeii annihilation, for we also have a few other events and occurrences mixed in. All of these...
  6. KorbenDallas

    Obelisks Plus: Cleopatra's Needle. Journey to London.

    NOTE: Even with the technology available in 2005, when Italy agreed to repatriate the Obelisk of Axum, it had to be cut into three pieces and flown in three trips to Ethiopia. The obelisk only weighed 160 tonnes. Axum Obelisk Reinstall In ancient Rome, the transportation of obelisks was not...
  7. KorbenDallas

    Babylon, Baghdad, Lake Tharthar: what and where was the real Babylon?

    ...KD: Based on the older maps, no matter where you dig there, you're gonna find similar stuff Claudius Rich, working for the East India Company in Baghdad, excavated Babylon in 1811–12 and again in 1817. Was Babylon Lost? Reading wikipedia it is hard to say whether the site of the ancient...
  8. KorbenDallas

    1740: Batavia aka Jakarta, Indonesia

    ...in 1619, on the site of the ruins of Jayakarta, led to the establishment of a Dutch colony; Batavia became the center of the Dutch East India Company's trading network in Asia. Monopolies on local produce were augmented by non-indigenous cash crops. To safeguard their commercial interests...
  9. KorbenDallas

    The Forbidden North Sentinel Island

    ...this world really cares about these Sentinelese tribesepeople. The area their island is located in, was thoroughly poached by the East India Company + 1. Yet, somehow, this "60,000 year old" tribe had survived. I am not even gonna elaborate on this 60k BS. Port Blair North Sentinel Island is...
  10. KorbenDallas

    Fou-Sang & 1870s board game: from New York to San Francisco via the Union Pacific Railroad

    The front page of the David Rumsey Map Collection is the one to thank for this article. I noticed "From NYC to SF" image, and decided to post it to solicit some comments. Instead, I ended up commenting on it myself. Could not really help it, and the process of commenting made me think of a few...
  11. KorbenDallas

    Marata Regnum: Lost in Mexico

    ...the coronation of Shivaji as the Chhatrapati and ended in 1818 with the defeat of Peshwa Bajirao II at the hands of the British East India Company. The Marathas are credited to a large extent for ending Mughal rule over most of the Indian subcontinent. Maratha Empire - Wikipedia I also...
  12. KorbenDallas

    18th-19th centuries: Bazookas, Rockets, Comets and Destroyed Cities

    ...iron-cased rockets successfully deployed for military use. The Mysorean army used the rockets effectively against the British East India Company during the 1780s and 1790s. Tipu Sultan wrote a military manual called Fathul Mujahidin in which 200 rocket men were assigned to each Mysorean...
  13. KorbenDallas

    Where were US flags prior to the Civil War?

    ...looking flag, or some technology which supposedly did not "exist". District of Columbia Organic Act happens in 1871. East India Company seizes to exist in 1874. Grand Union Flag American Flag under British control Grand Union Flag Flag of the East India Company The flag between 1668...
  14. KorbenDallas

    1857-9 Sepoy Mutiny in India: what happened here, and when?

    ...rebellion against British rule in India in 1857. Begun in Meerut by Indian troops (sepoys) in the service of the British East India Company, it spread to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, and Lucknow. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region, and was contained only with...
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