The country received the name Burma at the end of the XIX century, when British colonizers came there.
In 1989, the military who came to power returned the country’s original name of Myanmar, as it is called by most indigenous people. Continue reading
The world’s oldest mirror was found during excavations on the territory of modern Iraq, it is about 10,000 years old.
Mirrors in ancient times were made of polished bronze.
Metals (bronze, silver, and copper) were used to make mirrors in the Mediterranean countries until the THIRTEENTH century, when Italian Venice began to produce mirrors of the usual type for us-from glass. Continue reading
In modern statistics, the country’s wealth is considered to be based on the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita per year.
According to this indicator, Equatorial Guinea occupies the first position in Africa, its GDP is $18,387 per person, thanks to the huge volume of oil exports. In second place – Botswana ($15449), his wealth she owes the diamond fields. And in third place is Gabon ($14,865), where a lot of manganese ore is extracted. Continue reading