Category: Africa

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Remembering the Barbary Slaves: White Slaves and North African Pirates

Remembering the Barbary Slaves: White Slaves and North African Pirates

Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African  slave trade , which took place between the 16th and the 19th cen [...]
Could the Directions of Pyramids and Sphinx Hint at Hidden Chambers?

Could the Directions of Pyramids and Sphinx Hint at Hidden Chambers?

The Giza Sphinx faces east, while the pyramids’ sides are aligned precisely in the cardinal directions. There is little doubt that the Sun or stars mu [...]
Egyptian Hippos: Ancient Symbol of Protection, Rebirth And Hunting

Egyptian Hippos: Ancient Symbol of Protection, Rebirth And Hunting

The ancient Egyptians had an undeniable and powerful connection to nature and the world around them. Almost every animal and plant had a specific mean [...]
The Nile: How One River Helped Build a Civilization – 10 Amazing Facts

The Nile: How One River Helped Build a Civilization – 10 Amazing Facts

The Nile River spans almost 4,175 miles (6,719 km), crosses nine countries throughout Africa, and is widely regarded as the longest river in the world [...]
Abyssinia and the Ethiopian Empire: The Ancient History of a Struggling Nation

Abyssinia and the Ethiopian Empire: The Ancient History of a Struggling Nation

The Horn of Africa is a region with a unique identity and vibrant history. Close to the Arabian Peninsula, it always stood out from the rest of the Af [...]
Petra, Jordan: Gorgeous Rose-Red City and Wonder of the World

Petra, Jordan: Gorgeous Rose-Red City and Wonder of the World

Petra, Jordan is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. The lost c [...]
Chefchaouen: Morocco’s Blue Pearl City

Chefchaouen: Morocco’s Blue Pearl City

Chefchaouen (also known as Chaouen), Morocco's Blue Pearl city, is renowned for its old, traditional blue rinsed structures, casting the city in a lum [...]
Decrypting the Temple of Edfu and the Edfu Texts

Decrypting the Temple of Edfu and the Edfu Texts

Edfu city is located between Luxor and Aswan in the southern area of Egypt. The city, which is situated on the west bank of the Nile, is world famous [...]
‘Sensational’ Find is NOT Cleopatra’s Tomb, But May Be a Clue

‘Sensational’ Find is NOT Cleopatra’s Tomb, But May Be a Clue

Taposiris Magna was just another archaeological site in Egypt until a rumor arose that the tomb of the famous Queen Cleopatra and her lover Mark Anton [...]
The Livingstone – Stanley Monument and The Famous Tale of Two Explorers in Africa

The Livingstone – Stanley Monument and The Famous Tale of Two Explorers in Africa

Without a doubt, European explorers in 19 th century Africa changed history. Two of the most famous are Dr David Livingstone, and the journalist and [...]
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