Did John of Marignolli meet Queen Tribhuwana?

Chronicon Bohemorum

Fig. 1 — The incipit in a fourteenth-century manuscript of Marignolli’s ‘Annals of the Bohemians’. Prague, National Library of the Czech Republic (Národní Knihovna České republiky), I.D.10.

The Queen of Saba

Fig. 2 — The description of a visit to “Saba”, usually interpreted as the island of Java, in a manuscript of John of Marignolli’s “Chronicon Bohemorum” ‘Chronicle of the Bohemians’. Prague, National Library of the Czech Republic (Národní Knihovna České republiky), I.D.10, f.5ra.

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Fig. 3 — Elephant and mahout in a relief from Borobudur. Note the bell around the elephant’s neck — a few bronze bells of this type survive from slightly later periods. Central Java, mid-ninth century CE. Author’s photo, November 2018.
Fig. 4 — Yet another appearance of this handy map of Barus.

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Medieval Indonesia

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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