Wild Adventures Mapping the Khorasan Border

An 1880s joint expedition to map the border between Russia and Iran provides an amazing template for a surveying adventure. “Surveying?” you say. “How dull!” But hear me out! This joint expedition is full of smuggling, religious confrontations, international incidents, small-scale domestic politics, pride, feuds, and maybe even a secret villain operating from the shadows. […]

Folkloric Villains

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Shipwrecked Sailors: Armed and Desperate

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Olga of Kiev

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Three False Dmitrys

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Kunstkamera

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