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
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Bracelet From Senegal, West Africa
Bracelets were essential to a woman’s collection, and a simple version was often a Wolof woman’s first acquisition. Like necklaces and earrings, bracelets come in a wide variety of inventive styles, from the braided and twisted designs, which required the female client’s presence to designate the tightness of the twist, to delicate, European-inspired flowers, to […]Read More
The Three Mulattoes of Esmeralda from Ecuador, South America?
The three men depicted in the painting are identified in the painting itself as Don Francisco (de) Arobe and (according to one source) his two sons. They wear abundant gold jewelry, much of which is typical of the Indians of the region. Their clothing is obviously European, and they carry spears. Each man is given […]Read More
$100 Gold Coin Portrays Liberty as an African-American Woman?
The anniversary coin will be struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold. A series with the same design will be struck in .999 silver, as well. African American woman featured on U.S. coin for first time: The U.S. Mint will be celebrating its 225th anniversary by minting a new coin that will feature Lady Liberty depicted […]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