Qalhata was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt. –Illustration by Brazilian artist briittoatila Qalhata was a daughter of King Piye and a queen consort to her brother Shabaka. She is known from the Dream Stela of King Tantamani and from her pyramid in El-Kurru (Ku. 5). Assyrian records state that King Tantamani was the son of Taharqa‘s sister. The tomb of Qalhata at […]Read More
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Queen Of Nubia & Egypt: Naparaye
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
Another Nubian Queen in Egypt: Pebatjma
Spouse: Pharaoh Kashta of the 25th Dynasty. Queen Pebatjma titles are: King’s Wife and King’s sister. Mother of God’s Wife of Amun Amenirdis I and (adoptive?) mother of Queen Peksater. Mentioned on Cairo Statue 42198. Nubians are an ethnolinguistic group indigenous to present-day Sudan and southern Egypt who originate from the early inhabitants of the central Nile […]Read More
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
Queen Amanirenas Of Kush In Nubia
Amanirenas (also spelled Amanirena) was one of the greatest kandakes, or queen mothers, who ruled over the Meroitic Kingdom of Kush in Nubia, (a region from Southern Egypt to Northern Sudan). Amanirenas was the second of several “Qore and Kandake’s” (the title given to ruling Queens). She reigned over the kingdom between 40 BC to […]Read More
Obelisk returned to Ethiopia after 68 years?
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians cheered, as a 1,700-year-old giant stone obelisk was returned to where it once stood. The two slender carved columns were taken by Italian invaders in the 1930’s. U.N. engineers have helped install it to its original location in Axum. This ancient and holy city was once the centre of a […]Read More
King Tut’s Life Size Guard Statue
One of the two life sized statues guards Tutankhamen, which stood on each side of the sealed entrance to the burial chamber of the tomb 3,000 years ago. – Egyptian Pharaoh In 2008, a team began DNA research on Tutankhamen and the mummified remains of other members of his family. The results from the DNA […]Read More
Egyptian Goddess Amunet
Amunet also spelled Amonet or Amaunet) was a primordial goddess in Ancient Egyptian religion. She is a member of the Ogdoad and the consort of Amun. Her name, meaning “the female hidden one”, was simply the feminine form of Amun’s own name. It is possible that she was never an independent deity, as the first mention of […]Read More
Luxor Obelisk in Paris, France?
The Luxor Obelisk is a 23 metres (75 ft) high Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. It was originally located at the entrance to Luxor Temple, in Egypt. –Wiki The Luxor Obelisk is over 3,000 years old and was originally situated outside of Luxor Temple, where its twin […]Read More
Ancient Egyptian Martial Arts?
In ancient Egypt, Tahteeb or Tahtib was used as a form of martial arts. Its role has since changed to that of a festive game but some of the symbolism and values associated with the practice remain. Performed in front of an audience, it involves a brief, non-violent interchange between two adversaries, each wielding a long […]Read More
Menelik Beer Ad From Belgium, Europe
Who is Menelik? Menelik I is the first Solomonic Emperor of Ethiopia, is traditionally believed to be the son of King Solomon of ancient Israel and Makeda, ancient Queen of Sheba. He is alleged to have ruled around 950 BC, according to traditional sources. Tradition credits him with bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia, following […]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
Gold & the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia
In antiquity, Nubians believed that gold was a sacred material with protective powers, so jewelry makers used the metal frequently. Double Hathor head earring, Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90 AD. This is only a fraction of the ancient Nubian accessories. Gold earring Nubian, Meroitic Period Thousands of years ago, Northern Sudan and Southern Egypt made up […]Read More
A Handsome Pharaoh With Wings Statue In Italy
Some people (who wish to stay anonymous) think that, this is a better representation of what the ancient Egyptians actually looked like. Curran vividly recreates this first wave of European Egyptomania with insightful interpretations of the period’s artistic and literary works. In doing so, he paints a colorful picture of a time in which early moderns […]Read More
Hair weaving, although not in the modern form that it exists in today. It has been around for centuries. The earliest form of hair extensions dates back all the way to 5000 B.C in Ancient Egypt. Back then, this form of hairstyle was a status symbol as well as a fashion icon, and was adopted […]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
A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World?
Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. … The genomes were drawn from people in hundreds of indigenous populations: Basques, African pygmies, Mayans, Bedouins, Sherpas and Cree Indians, to name just a few. In the journal Nature, three separate teams of geneticists survey DNA collected from cultures around the globe, many for the […]Read More
Model: Elsabel Yemane
Nationality: British Ethnicity: Eritrea, African Ms. Yemane is 5’9 Ft tall. She speaks English & Eritrean language. A model who has graced numerous editorials, runways, represented brands like Adidas, Galaxy & Pantene to name a few in and out of UK. What’s the biggest misconception about Eritrean people in your opinion? That the country doesn’t even exist! Most […]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
The Zanj Revolt in Iraq
Harsh circumstances apparently provoked three rebellions between the seventh and ninth centuries. What is now called the Zanj Rebellion was the largest of these. Long before kidnapped Africans were ever brought to North America, they incited a rebellion in the Middle East and went head to head with an empire. The insurrection began in 869 […]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
Model: Meron Getachew
Nationality: Unknown Ethnicity: Ethiopian, African. Currently in Boston, Massachusetts. Best Features: Baby doll eyes, skin tone & cleft chin. Went to Kiamed Medical University College Graduated with a Nursing degree from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Beautiful Blue Hat for the Fall / Winter. A great look that’s casual chic. A cleft chin, also known as a dimpled […]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
Relief of a female ruler, a Candace of Meroë named Kandake Amanitore.
The reign of Arrakkamani (c. 280 BCE) when the royal burial ground was transferred to Meroë from Napata (Jebel Barkal). In the fifth century BCE, Greek historian Herodotus described Meroë as “the mother city of the other Ethiopians”. A photo of the Oba’s Pyramid before the 19th century in Benin, Nigeria Their connection to many major […]Read More
The Adungu Harp of Uganda & other African Lyres like the Kora is almost identical to the ancient Egyptian Arched harp?
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HARP Elaborately decorated model arched harp: the underside of the soundbox, which is in the shape of a ladle, is rounded and finely carved. It ends in a human head, turned slightly to the left, with lengthy wig and double crown. The Adungu Harp of Uganda is strikingly similar to an example […]Read More
Ancient Gold Ram’s-head Pendant
What is a pendant ? It’s a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn around the neck hanging downward. This ancient gold ram’s-head was made during the Kushite Period. Representations show these pharaohs wearing a ram’s-head amulet tied around the neck on a thick cord. Rams were associated with the god Amun, particularly in Nubia, […]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
DNA test proves some East Africans are descendants of Chinese sailors shipwrecked on Kenya’s shores 600 years ago
Their ancestors were said to be from indigenous women who intermarried with Chinese Ming sailors when they were shipwrecked. The earliest contacts between Kenya and China. Six centuries later, the descendants of these Chinese sailors are visible in Lamu where China’s ancient Maritime Silk road terminates. In Siyu village, archaeologists have discovered artifacts like porcelain and […]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
Ethiopian King Ras Mäkonnen
Ras Mäkonnen Wäldä-Mika’él (May 8, 1852 – March 21, 1906), or simply Ras Makonnen, was a general and the governor of Harar province in Ethiopia, and the father of Tafari Mäkonnen (later known as Emperor Haile Selassie I). His father was Fitawrari Woldemikael Gudisa of Shewa. Makonnen was a grandson of Negus Sahle Selassie of Shewa through his mother, Leult Tenagnework […]Read More
Ethiopian King Memnon Was A Greek Mythical Character?
To the ancient Greeks, the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa were known collectively as Ethiopians, literally ‘those with burnt faces’. Theirs was a fabled land connected to the Greek world in myth. For example, there is the Ethiopian princess Andromeda, rescued by Perseus, and Memnon, who led the Ethiopians in the Trojan War. –Black-figured amphora. Greek, […]Read More