Maldives and China in Antiquity

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 by

According to Chinese archives, in the fourteenth year of the Ming Emperor Yongle, which was the seventh year of the second reign of the Hilaaly King Dhammaru Veeru (AD 1417), the Maldive King sent an ambassador to the court the Emperor in Nanjing. The Chinese capital was moved to Beijing five years later. In the 10th

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Whereas by letters of 16th and 23rdDecember, 1887, exchanged between the Governor of Ceylon on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and His Highness the Sultan of the Maldive Islands, an agreement was made for the protection of the Maldive Islands by Her Majesty. And whereas His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and His Highness

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Carl Rosset in Male’, Maldives 1885 – original photos and lithographsText and graphics by Carl Wilhelm Rosset from The Graphic 16 October 1886, and Illustrierte Zeitung 23 April 1887 Young Maldivian man in Male’ Photo: C. W. Rosset, 1885 Carl Wilhelm Rosset was a doctor and explorer, born in Freiburg, Wurttemberg, Germany in 1851, who took photographs and collected

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