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Been down the rabbit-hole of #Croatian #folklore - here's a #thread of what I found:

'#VAMPIRES IN DALMATIA: THE EXAMPLE OF THE VILLAGE OF ŽRNOVO ON THE ISLAND OF #KORČULA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY' hrcak.srce.hr/138625

This one is especially close as its my family island.
'From #Folklore to Fiction: Early Literary Manifestations of the #Vampire Motif' hrcak.srce.hr/200179

Fun fact: the term 'vampyr' first appeared in an 11th century Slavic manuscript vilifying #Bogomils, a #Gnostic dualist heresy that was endemic to the #Balkans
'#Witches' Zoopsychonavigations and the Astral Broom in the Worlds of #Croatian Legends as (Possible) Aspects of #Shamanistic Techniques of Ecstasy (and Trance)' researchgate.net/publication/33…
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Today's #MuseumsUnlocked topic is so interesting to me that I like to share an entire thread, instead of few tweets.
In all the territories of their Empire, #Romans built cities that always share common features and monuments: one of the most recognizable was the #Amphitheatre
Let's start our trip to the Romans amphitheatres from the Capital. The Flavian Amphitheatre, alias the #Colosseum (72-80 AD), is still the most iconic monument of #Rome. It could hold 50-80.000 people, assisting a variety of public spectacles, even sea battle! #MuseumsUnlocked
Also the already mentioned #Aquileia used to have its own amphitheatre, built in the I cent AD. Preserved only in remains, it was identified in the XIX cent. by E. Maionica and is currently under investigation by @UniVerona: looking forward for new discoveries! #MuseumsUnlocked
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France has said they plan to open their borders with Switzerland and Germany residents starting June 15. No date announced for borders reopening to others. Health certificate will be required. At the moment their state of emergency is at least until 7/24.
I will continue to update the thread as I see information being shared. There’s tons of information out there of “possible” openings but not much is concrete
#Colombia just announced today that no international passenger flights will be allowed until Aug. 31.
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Did you know that the (First) independent state of Croatia had death camps for children? Between 1941-1945, 74,762 children under the age of 14 lost their lives. The majority of murdered children were Serbs.
#Croatia🇭🇷 #Ustashe #Genocide #Jasenovac
Serbian Patriarch: The term man represent a person with ceartain values who bears the Spirit of God within himself. The Croats #Ustashe slaughtered Serb children, the saddest thing is that the Roman Catholic priests were among the #Ustashe.
#Croatia #Genocide #Jasenovac #Vatican
- Let's take for example an event from Herzegovina where Croats #Ustashe came across pregnant woman, slit her open, took out the baby, cut its neck and put it back in stomach.

-They laughing so hard at us to make us small, miserable

#Croatia #Genocide #Jasenovac #DeathCamps
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MAR 23 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo tinyurl.com/r8uqf9b .. but not all. Two Today on #MAGA #Trumps preferred Treatment ( it usually kills faster than COVID) and Are you Immune if recover? FIRST NUMBERS 351,731 Deaths 15,374
MAR 23 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: and here is link to yest thread on Thread Reader tinyurl.com/yx43ru4p .. with piece on #Croatia Earthquake. Sharing #London #Volunteer .. do consider Meals need delivery, patients in #FieldHospitals need moving. WASH YOUR HANDS Wear gloves outside
MAR 23 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: @Surgeon_General begged Americans to #stayhome while warning that the situation is “going to get bad” in the coming days — #Trump seemed to suggest that containment measures may be too extreme... ? Calls for #MAGA revolt? PICK YOUR POISON..
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MAR 22 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: GLOBAL 316,659 w 13,600 DEATHS Beginning at 9AM Most stories WaPo Live Updates.
Derek Hawkins, Kim Bellware, Lateshia Beachum, Adam Taylor and Brittany Shammas
tinyurl.com
Or link is in tweet SEE EARTHQUAKE in #Croatia below
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 2: #Trump still #MAGA lying. “I invoked the Defense Production Act, and last night, we put it into gear,” Trump said on FRI Infomercial. NO, per @FEMA chief
“No. We haven’t yet,” FEMA Admin #Gaynor said Sunday on @CNN’s #SOTU “State of the Union.”
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: #DUBAI#UAE flagship carrier, #Emirates, announced Sunday that it would move to suspend all passenger flights by Wed in response to #COVID19 .
we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders.
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This thread is documentation of #viral, #PseudoScience & #irrational information circulating around in the midst of #CoronavirusOutbreakindia.
Starting from @AltNews report debunking uniform latitudes of places where #Corona came.

altnews.in/places-most-af…

@ScienceMarchMum
Coronavirus: Is drinking cow urine any help?
By Reality Check team @BBCNEWSIndia1

bbc.com/news/amp/world…
China culled around 18,000 chickens in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan as a result of a flu outbreak. Rumours in India started circulating, that broiler chicken has been infected with Coronavirus and people should avoid consuming it.

altnews.in/coronavirus-in…
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Day 2 #Gambia v #Myanmar #ICJ begins, w/#ASSK up first. She declares #genocide is a crime, applied by #ICTR to #Rwanda but not to #Kosovo or #Croatia by #ICTY or #ICJ, because of a lack of dolus specialis.
Gambia has put fwd 'Incomplete & misleading factual picture'. Situation in #Rahkine is 'complex & not easy to fathom'. (same rhetoric as we have heard for years)
Complexities go back for yrs. Claims conflict btwn Arakan Army w/5000 fighters & the #Myanmar Army, w/Arakan Army seeking independence. The conflict has led to displacement & security measures such as curfew & checkpoints, applied to all regardless of background.
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Ok folks - Day 2 of the #ICJ #Gambia v #Myanmar provisional measures hearings going to start - important as no submissions yet by Myanmar so, first formal indication of their legal strategy. [I’ll be away on an interview for a bit so hoping we have other “live tweeters”?? :)]
Agent of Myanmar: #ASSK takes the floor as minister for foreign affairs (is this the first time an agent doesn’t have a legal background); #genocide convention “wholeheartedly” signed by Myanmar; not applied to Kosovo or exodus of Serb population from Croatia. No Specific intent
Incorrect factual situation presented to court; though suffering of innocent people. #Rakhine state background - internal armed conflict; Arakan army seeks independence; displacement & conflict, affecting civilians
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It is extremely disturbing to read about the the current state secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of #Croatia, Zdravka Bušić taking part in #terrorist training and posing with fascist insignia in USA during the 1970s.

zurnal.info/novost/22572/p…
The photos of Zdravka Bušić and her friend Mercedes Škegro posing with guns and #Croat fascist insignia were taken by journalist Nikola Majstrović.

In 1977, he was tasked to make a documentary featuring Croat emigrants in USA, titled "The #Croats: Terrorists or Freedom Fighters"
During the 1970s, Zdravka Bušić was a member of the Croatian National Resistance (HNO), a fascist #Ustaša organization founded by Maks Luburić, a Croat fascist who headed the system of concentration camps in the Independent State of #Croatia (NDH) during much of the WWII.
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Thread: Let's watch night turn into day with some dawn views of the Peristyle; the monumental heart of Diocletian's retirement palace at Split, Croatia - completed in 305 AD. The Peristyle is undoubtedly one of the world's finest surviving examples of Roman palatial architecture.
The Peristyle was the central monumental court of Diocletian's palace-fortress, constructed for the Emperor's retirement to his Dalmatian homeland and where he lived out his final years; the only emperor to peacefully and permanently abdicate the position.
A grand tetrastyle facade and porch (prothyron) dominates the courtyard, acting as a gateway between the public and private sectors of the palace, leading to the southern residential wing and the Emperor's private apartments.
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Thread: The Temple of Jupiter inside Diocletian's Palace, Split. Constructed around 300 AD and dedicated to Emperor Diocletian's "divine father", the supreme Roman god Jupiter. The temple was converted into a baptistery in the 7th century. #roman #architecture #croatia
The temple entrance retains its intricately carved marble cornice. Amongst the decorative motifs of leaves, tendrils and flowers are carved images of Roman gods such as Sol, Victoria, Apollo, Triton and Hercules.
Details of the elaborately carved marble doorway with images of the Roman pantheon. #roman #sculpture #religion
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Thread: The Mausoleum of Diocletian, constructed during the Emperor’s lifetime to house his remains after death; strategically placed at the heart of his palace-fortress in Split, Croatia, c.305 AD. #Roman #archaeology #architecture #Croatia
The first emperor to voluntarily abdicate the throne, Diocletian enjoyed a short but peaceful retirement at his purpose-built palace where he famously tended to his vegetable gardens. He died in 311 and was laid to rest in an elaborate porphyry sarcophagus in his great mausoleum.
The Emperor's remains were desecrated during invasions of the 7th century and his sarcophagus destroyed. Ironically, considering Diocletian's Christian persecutions, his mausoleum was consecrated as a Cathedral in 653; with an exquisite Romanesque style bell tower added in 1100.
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#Panel discussion on "What is the new normal for #CESEE?"
@wiiw_news #wiiwSpringSeminar
Vizek: "Very strong public sector, lot of informal economy. Croatia experienced slow growth before, so new normal not really new. But political willingness to reform very low."
Zubovic: positive trends in #Serbia: - rapid #growth in #IT sector over last 3/4 years w/ 3% to 6% share of GDP - Huge Chinese #investments, but with #externalities - Macroeconomic #stability, no fiscal #deficit anymore - foreign #debt declining - Substantial growth of #GDP
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Vice President of #Serbia’s National Assembly mocks the death of Hatidža Mehemdović, one of the world renowned “Mothers of Srebrenica” (as well as the murder of her sons & husband during the genocide). Would that her views were rare in @avucic’s Serbia. rs.n1info.com/a406608/Vesti/…
This woman is a leading figure in the far-right, ultra-nationalist Radicals, still headed by a convicted war criminal, & @avucic’s mentor. Vucic claims to have “changed” his views but he’s never explained how or why in detail & routinely negates SRB’s role in BiH War.
That the EU establishment has fallen all over itself to rehabilitate Vucic & his increasingly autocratic regime only makes this more frightening. He’s consolidating power, cozying up to power, letting the lunatic fringe run loose again. We’ve seen this film before.
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The Siege of Gvozdansko (Croatian: Opsada Gvozdanskog) was a siege of Gvozdansko Castle in the Kingdom of Croatia within Habsburg Monarchy. The battle around Gvozdansko and the siege of the castle lasted from 3 October 1577 to 13 January 1578, #Croatia #Hrvatska #Europe #
between the defending Croatian forces and the invading Ottoman army under the command of Ferhat-paša Sokolović. The battle resulted in an Ottoman victory with heavy losses on the Ottoman side, while all defenders died during the siege.
After the fall of Bulgaria, Serbia and Bosnia, the Ottoman Empire directed its forces towards Hungary and Croatia.
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Shocking assault on academic freedom & freedom of speech at the University of #Zagreb. @CepoDario & his colleagues are jewels in Croatian academia, and the relevant authorities cannot allow far-right extremists to target them in this fashion. cc @Dunja_Mijatovic
Background: A. Petričušić, M. Čehulić & @CepoDario are doing important research on the growth & intersections of far-right social movements in #Croatia, the Church, veteran’s groups & the ruling HDZ. Same reactionaries now pressuring @SveUZgbu to “discipline” these academics.
An alarming & disturbing assault on basic academic freedoms in an EU & NATO state. If these extremists succeed in punishing free inquiry it will have profound chilling effect on free thought in #Croatia but throughout the #Balkans. It cannot stand. More soon; follow @CepoDario.
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With increased interest in #Croatia due to #WorldCup success, here's a short history lesson about the place:

A Slavic tribe named Croatians came to the area of modern-day Croatia in the 7th century, then promply began having sex with everything that moved for the next 200 years.
Some scientists suggest the word 'Croatian' means 'friend', which, with all the Netflix & chill going on, sounds just about right. Anyway, after 200 years of bow chicka wow wow with anything with a pulse, a modern-day nation of Croatia was born.
Croatia wasn't huge on offensive wars, and if you ever went to the place, you'd know why. Advisers to the king were like, yo, dude, we have one of the most powerful countries in Medieval Europe, and there are bunch of little ones around us to invade. How 'bout Duklja?
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#RussiaVsCroatia going to penalties.....
Putin is looking into Croatia's next elections and how he can help.
uh oh
HAHAHAHA
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So, just another reminder that as of yesterday we have documents showing clearly that #Croatia's HDZ intends to directly interfere in the Bosnian elxns to elect @Dragan_Covic & is so doing w support from Russia. zurnal.info/novost/21262/h…
When it was finally "revealed" that Russia & Serbia spent yrs meddling in Macedonian politics it was kind of a big deal. Happening in front of our noses in #Bosnia & it's basically being shrugged off. Good thing BiH is only like 10x more volatile than MK. occrp.org/en/spooksandsp…
Well-respected observers & academics in region have been writing about HDZ/Russia link for the better part of two yrs for such obscure outlets as Radio Free Europe. We now have docs & credible accounts of meetings w FSB proxies. Where's the alarm?! slobodnaevropa.org/a/hdz-bih-dodi…
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Bosnian media claim former FSB director Nikolai Pattushev met w HDZ officials from #Croatia & #Bosnia in Trogir resort to coordinate strategies for interfering in BiH elxns, ensuring @Dragan_Covic’s victory & solidifying RUS influence in both states. zurnal.info/novost/21260/p…
If @zurnal_info has the docs & sources to back this up, it’d be the clearest link yet between the hard-right of the HDZ in #Bosnia & #Croatia & the Kremlin. Their on RUS in BiH reporting so far has been excellent, recall this scoop: theguardian.com/world/2018/feb…
I note also that this story meshes very closely w the approach Russia took in #Montenegro in the 2016 coup attempt, as detailed in this thorough report by @ReufBajrovic, @VeskoGarcevic & R. Kraemer for @FPRI.
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