This is constantly growing list of articles on about the ancient African presence in many countries around the world as well as many articles on the American history of Africans displaced there. Editor Choice
Egyptian Sculpture: Battalion of 40 Nubian armed archers ready for war (from tomb of a local prince or general named Nomarchus Mesehti of Asyut (Upper Egypt), under the ruler Mentuhotep II (11th Dynasty 2055 -2004 BC.)
Cheikh Anta Diop, a modern champion of African identity, was born in Diourbel, Senegal on December 29, 1923. Dr. Diop was the Director of Radiocarbon Laboratory at the Fundamental Institute of Black Africa (IFAN) at the University of Dakar.
The main mission of the project is to create a community of teachers, scholars, students, educators in museums and libraries, and others who want to learn and teach about Nubia as a significant ancient civilization, and to integrate this knowledge into the school curriculum, informal educational activities, and self- study programs.
These sites demonstrate that the early inhabitants of the Nile valley and its nearby deserts had learned how to exploit local environments, developing economic strategies that were maintained in later cultural traditions of pharaonic Egypt.
What could Hitler, the German chancellor who savaged the Jews and brought world war upon us during the mid 20th century, had to do with our initial interpretations of the origins of Egyptian society? Quite a lot, actually, although we must not place all the blame on him. Many of his attitudes about race were more common in the early 20th century amongst the western colonial powers than most people realize.
Although some believe the high culture of subsequent Egyptian dynasties was borrowed from Mesopotamia and Syria, University of Colorado at Boulder astronomy Professor J. McKim Malville and others believe the complex and symbolic Nabta culture may have stimulated the growth of the society that eventually constructed the first pyramids along the Nile about 4500 years ago.
Women in Darfur risk exposure to violent attacks and each time they leave the safety of the displaced persons camps to gather firewood. With more than 300,000 Darfuris dead and at least two million more having fled their homes, the situation may seem overwhelming. But, there is hope. It comes in the unlikely shape of a stove. Learn more about the Potential Energy Stoves Project) and how you can make a difference in Darfur. The cookstoves were developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Engineers without Borders.
In 2003, a Swiss archaeological team working in northern Sudan uncovered one of the most remarkable Egyptological finds in recent years. At the site known as Kerma, near the third cataract of the Nile, archaeologist Charles Bonnet and his team discovered a ditch within a temple from the ancient city of Pnoubs, which contained seven monumental black granite statues.