Naparaye was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt. Naparaye was the daughter of King Piye and the sister-wife of King Taharqa. -Illustration by Sara Winters She held several titles: Great of Grace, Great of Praises, Sweet of Love, (Great?) King’s Wife, Lady of the Two Lands and King’s Sister. Naparaye’s name is known from her tomb in el-Kurru (Ku. 3). At […]Read More
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Queen Consort Of Nubia & Egypt: Tabiry
Tabiry was the daughter of Alara of Nubia and his wife Kasaqa and the wife of King Piye. She held some interesting titles: Main King’s Wife, first of her majesty (hmt niswt ‘at tpit n hm.f) (the only other queen to hold the Main King’s Wife title was Nefertiti) and “The Great One of the Foreign Country” (ta-aat-khesut). She […]Read More
Ruins Of Gedi
The ruins of Gedi in the depths of the great Arabuko Sokoke forest in Kenya. Is a place of great mystery, an archaeological puzzle that continues to engender debate among historians. Built during the 14th century AD, and later abandoned in the early 16th century. -Mombasa, Kenya From the 13th or 14th to 17th centuries, Gedi […]Read More
Empire of Ancient Ghana, West Africa
Ghana was a kingdom in Africa that lasted from the 6th to the 13th century CE, located south of the Sahara desert and northwest of the Niger River in modern day Mauritania and Mali. –African History – Histoire Africaine Thanks to the introduction of the camel into the Sahara and its increasing availability and use […]Read More
Africa’s Great Civilizations
Watch all six hours of Africa’s Civilizations on the PBS app or online! Major corporate support for Africa’s Great Civilizations is provided by Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, and Ancestry. Major funding is also provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Gilder Foundation, the Corporation for […]Read More
Science Fiction& Fantasy Art of Ancient Egypt III to inspire
Did a highly advanced civilization exist in prehistory? Is the Giza Pyramid a remnant of their technology? Then, what was the power source that fueled such a civilization? –Egyptian Pharaoh by Chris Ducas Ancient Egyptian art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization of ancient Egypt in the lower Nile […]Read More
Nubian’s right to return to their ancestral homeland?
Some Nubians self-identify as Africans, Afro-Arabs, Nubian-Egyptians, or simply Nubians Nubians are descendants of the ancient African civilization of Kush, which was situated between what is now southern Egypt and northern Sudan, known for its famed “Black Pharaohs” and pyramids. Nubians in Egypt today are still influenced by the changes of the initial Arab invasions, […]Read More
The Kush Empire
Archaeologists are finding widespread evidence that the kingdom of Kush once had influence over a 750-mile stretch of the Nile Valley. For five centuries in the second millennium B.C., the kingdom of Kush flourished with the political and military prowess to maintain some control over a wide territory in Africa. On the periphery of history […]Read More
Sungbo’s Eredo Defensive Walls From West Africa circa 1000 AD?
The jewel in the African civil engineering crown. They enclose an area the size of Greater London, or 30 times bigger than Manhattan. One of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa: a 100-mile-long wall and moat whose construction began a millennium ago. Darling says that tropical landscapes are littered with ancient earthworks that dwarf more famous ancient mega-structures […]Read More
Ancient land of Punt: Pyramidal structures found in Somalia?
Queen Ati, wife of King Perahu of Punt, depicted on Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s temple at Deir el-Bahri. Somalia is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt. Ancient pyramidical structures, mausoleums, ruined cities and stone walls, such as the Wargaade Wall, are evidence of an old civilization that once thrived in the […]Read More
Nubian Princes Were Educated At The Egyptian Royal Court?
According to this 1992 documentary produced by Penn Museum , Nubian Princes Were Educated At The Egyptian Royal Court. Nubia was important in Egyptian economic life. The relationship between Egypt and Nubia hinged upon the gold supply and the Nubian soldiers that were recruited for the Egyptian army. Another Nubian state was centered at Napata located near the […]Read More
The Kingdom Of Kush Wealth & Trade In Ancient Times
The Kingdom Of Kush traded with the rest of the world, all parts of Africa & especially The West African Kingdoms. Kush was at the trade center, that linked India, Europe, the Middle East & all parts of Africa. Such wealth made the Kush a temping target & the Egyptians routinely tried to conquer it. study.com/academy/lesson/the-kingdom-of-kush-location-events-leaders […]Read More
Ancient Nubia, Egypt’s Rival in Africa?
For centuries the extraordinary monumental achievements of ancient Egypt have dominated the history of African civilizations in the public mind. It is not until the last 60 years or so that research and excavation has gradually revealed to us the extent and power of the great kingdoms of ancient Nubia. Produced by Penn Museum, Penn Museum Education Department, and Annenberg TV. Narrated […]Read More
Ancient African Architectural Marvel: South African Ruins 75,000 years old?
The recent discovery of an ancient circular monolithic stone structure site in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is thought to be at least 75,000 years old, pre-dating any other structure on earth, according to South African author and politician Michael Tellinger. Tellinger estimates that there are well over a million ancient stone ruins scattered throughout the mountains […]Read More
Beautiful Images: The Ancient Kingdom Of Sudan, Africa
Ancient Nubia In November 2011, Museum Curator Alex de Voogt, Postdoctoral Fellow Vincent Francigny, and Research Associate William Harcourt-Smith set out on a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition to Sudan. Over the course of two weeks, the team traveled some 2,000 kilometers and visited about 20 archaeological sites dating from the ancient kingdom of Meroë. Beautiful […]Read More
Why do Africans & African descendants pour liquor onto the floor in honor of the dead?
Cultural Similarities: Libation was part of ancient Egyptian society where it was a drink offering to honor and please the various divinities, sacred ancestors, humans present and not present, as well as the environment. It is suggested that libation originated somewhere in the upper Nile Valley and spread out to other regions of Africa and […]Read More
Ruins of Funi Aziri Bangwe from Comoros, Africa
Funi Aziri Bangwe is a historic open space in the city of Ikoni on Ngazidja Island, located in the Comoros in the Indian Ocean between the African continent and Madagascar. Named after the young crown prince of Hambu, it is a remarkable example of a seventeenth-century bangwe, or public square. Today it is used primarily […]Read More
South African Singing Stones From A Vanished Civilization That’s Over 200,000+ Years Old?
Ringing rocks are rocks that have the property of resonating like a bell when struck. Mr. Tellinger demonstrates the acoustic properties of stone artifacts from the ruins in South Africa. Here are the videos on his alternative theory regarding the African stones resonating sound, vibrations and possibly free energy in our ancient past? In 2012 Tellinger founded the […]Read More
Ancient Nubian Temple Found In Sudan, Africa
Archaeologists excavated a sprawling temple complex dedicated to the god Amun at the Sudanese site of Dangeil. Egypt’s most important and enduring relationship was, arguably, with its neighbor to the south, Nubia, which occupied a region that is now in Sudan. The two cultures were connected by the Nile River, whose annual flooding made civilization […]Read More
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics & The Dogon Tribe Offer Key To Past?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but did that same euphemism exist in antiquity? –artwork Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics is a system of writing that utilized symbols to denote specific meanings. Many contemporary Egyptologists contend that the grouping of hieroglyphics symbols offers a phonetic pronunciation of the words utilized. They imply that these […]Read More
Ancient Metal Clamp & Keystone Cuts found in Axum, Ethiopia, South of the Sahara, Africa
The keystone cuts were found near the tombs of King Remhai & King Kaleb? Once carved, molten metal was poured into the joint to strengthen it and stop lateral movement of ancient megalithic stones. I’m not sure as to why it seems like the general populous doesn’t know that Ethiopia has a 7,000+ year old history. I […]Read More
An Egyptian queen renowned for her beauty, Nefertiti ruled alongside her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten, during the mid-1300s B.C. Little is known about the origins of Nefertiti, but her legacy of beauty and power continue to intrigue scholars today. Her name is Egyptian and means “a beautiful woman has come.” Worship of the Sun God Nefertiti and […]Read More
The Ships of the Great Pharaohs 5,000 years old?
Documentary on Reconstructing The Ancient Egyptian Ships. This documentary is very interesting and entertaining. All of the documentaries you will find on this channel will challenge your mind. Khufu Boat Museum – Supreme Council of Antiquities – Museums –Funeral of a Mummy by Frederick Arthur Bridgman dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5-000-year-old-wooden-boat-used-pharaohs-discovered –Boat model, painted wood. Egyptian Civilization, Middle Kingdom. Paris, […]Read More
Their major trade routes were by sea to the Greek islands, across southern Europe, down the Atlantic coast of Africa, and up to ancient Britain. In addition, Arabia and India were reached via the Red Sea, and vast areas of Western Asia were connected to the homeland via land routes where goods were transported by […]Read More
Nubian King Tantamani from Sudan
The very name Nubian (nub) actually means gold. Meet Uncle Ali-For over 25 years he has been the key holder for the gate of the Tomb of Tanutamani, and he will guide us through the royal burial chambers belonging to King Tanwetamani (Tanotamun) and Queen Kalhata at El Kurru, a few kilometers south of Karima, […]Read More
Model of Archaeological remains of Dongur Edifice, 6th century AD (Axum, Tigray)
Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela and its 12th-13th century rock-cut Christian churches, and Aksum, the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, […]Read More
Empress Zewditu of Ethiopia, Africa
Zewditu (also spelled Zawditu or Zauditu) was an Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first female head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the first Empress regnant of the Ethiopian Empire perhaps since the legendary Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, her reign was noted for the […]Read More
Elite 18th Dynasty Family
A shrine on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt served as a memorial to an elite 18th Dynasty family that appears to have been originally from Nubia. archaeology.org/news (Courtesy © The Gebel el Silsila Survey Project) Read more and see other beautiful ancient art gebelelsilsilaepigraphicsurveyproject.blogspot.com/2015/12/six-nk-statues-and-intact-relief-scenes Remains of a Nubian temple in Sudan thought […]Read More
Robert Bauval’s findings on the Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
Bauval was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to parents of Belgian and Maltese origins. He attended the British Boys’ School in Alexandria (now El Nasr Boys’ School) and the Franciscan College in Buckinghamshire, England. He left Egypt in 1967 just before the Six-Days War during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser. He has spent most of […]Read More
Ancient burial structures of former Kings from Qa’ableh, Somali, Africa
Most of these historical sites have still yet to be fully explored. The town is believed to harbor the tombs of former kings from early periods of Somali history, as evidenced by the many ancient burial structures and cairns (taalo) that are found here. Qa’ableh is a town in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia. […]Read More
The Great Wall of Zimbabwe, Africa
–www.zimbabwetourism.net Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city in the southeastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country’s Late Iron Age. Construction on the monument by ancestors of the Shona people began in the 11th century and continued until the […]Read More
Alternative visual concept for “GODS Of EGYPT” movie
Please keep in mind that Egypt was invaded numerous times in the past. –“The Sorceress”, illustrated by Chris Dacus They could cast actors that looks similar to the people in the Maghreb Region & as far down the Nile River which is an international river that flows through 11 countries that include Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, […]Read More