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Sigue el ciclo temático #LaFiebreDelOro, sobre los colores del #oro y dorados en el arte, para el #TwitterCultural.

Un artista desconocido, con su arte, salvó la mayor estatua hecha de oro macizo: El "#Buda de oro" del templo #WatTraimit, #Bangkok, #Tailandia.

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El oro es valiosísimo y se funde fácilmente, así que muchas obras hechas de oro no nos han llegado: los conflictos bélicos, los saqueadores, las dificultades económicas de reyes y mandatarios han llevado a muchas grandes obras al fundidor para hacer lingotes o monedas.

Así si nos llega una estatua que pesa 5.500 kg en oro puro macizo, en un lugar donde han sucedido muchos conflictos desde la antigüedad como #Tailandia, uno piensa: ¿Cómo va a ser? Imposible!

Pero aquí llega el arte y algo (mucho) de suerte al rescate del #Buda de oro.

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Real reasons for #conflict are buried in history & intermittently ooze out like hot lava from fissures. #Europe's been an active conflict zone for long born out of a stiff #RomanHangover ever since the #Empire collapsed.#Theopolitics is 1 ingredient in its conflict cocktail
Conflict in #Europe has to be understood in that context before jumping in & taking sides. Colonial times afforded no option & the world got involved twice converting #EuropeanConflict's into #WorldWar's. Many unconcerned died. India lost many braves from #Gallipoli to #Siam
#Ukraine is the latest in a tiring list & has many players beyond just army & politicians. Eastern Orthodox Church, Greek Catholic Church, Patriarchies of Moscow, Constantinople & Kyiv & that west & east of #Dnieper think differently.. all making up the hidden factors
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A Thread on "Trade Relations between Tamil Nadu and South East Asia as Gleaned from Inscriptions...!"

The Commercial and Cultural contacts between Tamil Nadu and South East Asian Countries seem to have existed even from the beginning of the Christian era!
#Sangam Literatures say that the import & export of articles between these countries had happened in great vigour through the ports located on the Coromandal coast, viz #Kollam, #Eyilpattinam, #Kaviripumpattinam, #Tondi, #Marungurpattinam (#Alagankulam), #Korkai and #Kanyakumari!
The author of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea describes the ports of the Coromandal coast as follows. “Among the market-towns of these countries and harbour where the ships put in from Damirica and from the north, the most important are, in order as they lie, first Camara...1/2
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