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For they have #sown the #wind, and they shall #reap the #whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Hosea 8:7…

#otd #otd1945

#RAF air raid on #Essen (1943):

#HolyTrinity, ohno!


... a small coincidence:

Between #IGFarben HQ, #FrankfurtMain
and #IGFarben giant factory in #Ludwigshafen near Heidelberg, there is also a Town #Birkenau #otd #otd1945 ... recall #Nagasaki

@laibach #Haigerloch
#fyi @Klang_Ruinen @anna_neumaier ... and now its time for weekend beer or whatever you'd prefer.

btw: at unicenter they they sell very tasty bread, signed with seal #Zarathrustra imported from #Persia aka / after June 2nd 1967* renamed to #Iran

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I have been thinking about samosas for the last week & here is a thread about them. For starters the Samosa comes from West Asia and was originally meat wrapped in a dough cone and fried - the sambusak! The only truly veg versions are all Indian! #Samosa #Sambusak #PunjabiSamosa
I grew up in Mumbai eating what is now known as the Parsi/Bohri Samosa and which I simply knew as a Samosa. Lightly spiced lamb mince cooked with onions, green chillies and corriander, stuffed into a triangular pocket made from flat precooked sheets of samosa patti. #Samosa
These were then slowly fried in hot (not too hot) oil till golded brown & served with a typically Parsi Green chutney made with coconut, mint, corriander, peppercorns, green chutney & lime juice. These treats were rare and cherished! #Samosa
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The Danger of Ethnocentrism in Persia/Iran:


I believe that ethnocentrism in Iran is real, serious, common and at the same time dangerous.
And the reason is that in the last century, when nation-building had reached its peak in the world, ...
... Iran still remained like the "corpse of an empire" that lacked a necessary central power and did not start nation-building, while deceiving themselves that "yeah, Iran is a historical nation and does not need nation-building ! ...".

... Whereas, nation-building is Iran's first and most vital need; Without it, Iran will remain a backward ethnocentrist country ...
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Now Out in Paperback! “#China Goes to #Sea: #Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective”…

@NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime is proud to publish this new version w/ @NavalInstitute @USNIBooks!

Come for the #maps, stay for the #history...
Honored to have #JonathanSpence’s endorsement:

“The maritime #history of #China has long been a neglected field..China Goes to Sea bring[s] that knowledge-gap to an end..will be an indispensable companion to those readers seeking to understand where China’s navy may be heading.”
As European #naval powers & even the @USNavy struggle with ship numbers, #China has gone to #sea.

Represents the reversal of a great historical trend that began 600 years ago, when China withdrew from the seas & European naval expansion spread Western influence around the globe.
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Hilo de cosas INCREÍBLES que pasaron en Irán en la "Edad Media". Estamos contando desde 645, la caída de los Sasánidas y la llegada del Islam, hasta 1600, en medio de la dinastía Safaví.

#Iran #Persia #EdadMedia

⬇️ HILO ⬇️
Se inventa el idioma que conocemos como "persa moderno" actualmente. En el siglo VIII, en un movimiento de recuperación cultural frente a "lo árabe", el poeta Rūdakī encabeza la marcha hacia la creación de un idioma nuevo.

🖼️ Estatua de Rūdakī en Dushabe, Tajikistan Image
En 1010 se termina el Shāhnāmeh, "Libro de los Reyes", la obra mitológica en poesía más larga escrita por un único autor, el poeta Ferdowsi. ¡Y es una maravilla de lectura!

🖼️ Shāhnāmeh of Shāh Tahmāsp, c. 1525, fol. 102v Image
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Ancient Coin of the Day: A cracking example of Persian satrapal coinage - a silver stater minted by the satrap Tiribazus, ca. 387-380 BC. #ACOTD #Persia

Image: British Museum (GC21 (BMC Greek (Lycaonia)) (164) (12))
Tiribazus produced coins of this design at four mints, Mallos, Issos, Tarsus, and Soli, though issues from the first two are the more common. The Obverse shows Ahuramazda holding a flower (perhaps a lotus) in the right hand, a wreath in the left.
The Reverse shows a standing male divinity, who has been interpreted as being either Baal or Zeus, the iconography being similar between the two, although a standing Baal figure is again less common.
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1. Next 21 tweets on #Sikh tradition's relationship with different languages & scripts in Indic core & extended MidEast/Mongol/Tibet/E.Asian family.

What were the cultural undercurrents of the first Sikh movement towards Indicization?

What derailed this?

What about the future?
2. #Sikh Guru Angad ji pioneered the re-introduction of Indic script in Punjab. Rolled back imposition of modified-Arabic script.

#Gurmukhi is derived from Sharada script of #Kashmiri Hindus. Related to far flung Tocharian script. Is only surviving member of that script-family.
3. #Sindhis, Hindus from #NWFP & Hinglaaj (present-day #Balochistan), + today's #Kashmiri Hindus' Indic scripts have lost currency. Most now use modified-Arabic script.

These groups should consider adopting #Gurmukhi as script for their languages as they reclaim their identity.
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Chapter 1:
In #Persia, in days long ago
The king tossed 'em back like a pro.
But he wasn't amused
when Queen #Vashti refused,
so he opted to change status quo.

Chapter 2:
#Achashveirosh's anger was shed
and he thought, "It's about time I be wed."
Then just as was planned,
he took #Esther's hand --
though her or'gins she kept in her head.

Chapter 3 (part 1):
The royal advisers just stared
when #Mordechai wasn't prepared
to bow to a man
whose Amalekite clan
had too often in mem'ry been spared.
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The nation Israel has suffered greatly since rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ:

Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Preparations have been made for some time now to build the third temple on the site where Solomon's temple and Herod's temple once stood.

You can read about them at
King Solomon's temple, exquisitely planned and provided for by his father king David, was finally destroyed by king Nebuchadnezzar after Judah went into captivity to Babylon.
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