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Dreams of Tipu Sultan

One of the most intriguing items in the British Library Persian manuscripts collection is a small unexceptional looking volume which contains a personal record, written in his own hand, of 37 dreams of Tipu Sultan, Sultan of Mysore (r. 1782-1799). [Complete translation.]
A figure of continuing interest, Tipu Sultan's depiction in a 2014 parade float was the subject of a minor controversy, revisited expansively this year in a TV news report. A video history lesson for children offers a brief portrait of the ruler, sometimes remembered for his use of rockets against the British and his anti-British mechanical pipe organ (examined carefully here, but here used to play two tunes, including "Rule, Britannia!"). [more inside]
posted by Monsieur Caution on Jun 14, 2015 - 15 comments

Henry the VIII's Wine Cellar

Who knew that Henry the VIII's wine cellar was preserved inside the Ministry of Defense building? [more inside]
posted by zzazazz on Feb 2, 2013 - 15 comments

What's inside of me

"To coincide with his new book, “Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy,” Will Oldham is again releasing a new batch of his own oldies — a six-song EP called “Now Here’s My Plan,” made up of fresh versions of songs from the Prince Billy catalog. Among the recordings is an impossibly upbeat rendition of “I See a Darkness,” the beautifully bleak song off his 1999 album of the same name that was later covered by Johnny Cash." The video for the new version, shot in Glasgow Scotland, is now posted on the New York Times website. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 10, 2012 - 14 comments

Storming the Pink Palace

Oink.busted
posted by awesomebrad on Oct 23, 2007 - 405 comments

horses

"I am your favorite horse." No More Workhorse Blues dir. Harmony Korine
posted by onkelchrispy on Apr 14, 2005 - 19 comments

Noh Theater

The Palace of Hana & Yugen: History and Theory of Noh Theater. [more]
posted by hama7 on Apr 21, 2004 - 5 comments

I guess it really is in the hands of god, then ...

Buck Stupid
You.gotta.be.kidding.me
posted by magullo on Nov 19, 2003 - 31 comments

The Topkapi Palace Museum

The Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul. Lavish treasures.
posted by hama7 on Apr 15, 2003 - 14 comments

I wonder how many people went hungry so this monstrosity could be built? And mom always said to not play with your food....
posted by Arvid on Nov 27, 2000 - 11 comments

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