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THE GOLDEN LIGHT OF MYANMAR
Burma is home to some of the early civilizations of Southeast Asia including the Pyu and the Mon. In the 9th century, the Burmans of the Kingdom of Nanzhao, entered the upper Irrawaddy valley and, following the establishment of the Pagan Empire in the 1050s, the Burmese language and culture slowly became dominant in the country. The Pagan Empire fell due to the Mongol invasions (1277–1301), and several warring states emerged. In the second half of the 16th century, the country was reunified by the Taungoo Dynasty which for a brief period was the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia.The country was colonized by Britain following three Anglo-Burmese Wars (1824–1885). From 1962 to 2011, the country was under military rule. The military junta was dissolved in 2011 following a general election in 2010 and a civilian government installed.
FOTOPEDIA MAGAZINE | 05/21/13TEXT FROM WIKIPEDIA, cba SOME RIGHTS RESERVED.PHOTO BY Christopher Veenstra, All rights reserved