The practice of grooming dates back at least 40,000 years. When archaeologists opened the tomb of King Tutankhamun they found a pot of three-thousand-year-old moisturizer made from animal fat and perfumed resin. In the British Museum there is a woman’s cosmetics box, also from Egypt, dating to about 1400B.C. Inside it are an ivory comb, […]Read More
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A Portrait of the first King of Haïti with his family
Quote: A rare find!! An intimate portrait of the first king of independent Haïti, Henri Ferdinand Christophe along with his wife And daughter circa 1811. – by an unknown artist of the Haitian school, circa 1811, Portrait of King Henri Christophe with his wife and daughter. Henri Christophe (1767-1820), reigned after the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) […]Read More
Ethiopian Princess Andromeda and Greek demi-god Perseus
Aphrike in Greek means “without cold.” The word Ethiopia in Greek means “burnt complexion.” This maybe one of the oldest surviving ancient writings of an Interracial Couple. The beautiful Andromeda was the daughter of the Ethiopian king Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia. One day, the vain Queen had bragged that her daughter Andromeda was more beautiful […]Read More
Again Another Nubian Queen Of Two Lands: Khensa
Khensa (Khenensaiuw) was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt. –On the cover of Vogue Arabia Khensa is named as a King’s Wife and King’s Sister together with King Piye. This suggests she is the sister-wife of the Pharaoh and hence likely a daughter of Kashta and Pebatjma. Her full titles include: Noble Lady, Great of Praises, Sweet of Love, Beloved one […]Read More
Nubian Queen Of Egypt: Qalhata
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
African Princess: Yennenga the Svelte of Burkina Faso
Yennenga is considered by the Mossi to be the mother of their empire and many statues of her can be found in the capital city of Burkina Faso. She was a beautiful and beloved princess who from the age of 14, fought in battle for her father against the neighboring Malinkés. She was a famous […]Read More
Beauty Secrets Reveal: Cleopatra’s Ancient Make-Up Inspo
Queen Cleopatra, one of the most famous beauties in ancient history make-up secrets will be reveal here to inspire you for your New Years’s celebration ladies. Over 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used eye shadow, not only for cosmetic but practical purposes as well. Dark pigment painted around the eye helped protect the eye […]Read More
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
Was Queen Cleopatra Bi-Racial?
A controversial subject indeed. Cleopatra, the last Egyptian Pharaoh, renowned for her beauty, was part African? According to two reports her father was Greek and her mother was African. Remains of the queen’s sister Princess Arsinoe, found in Ephesus, Turkey, indicate that her mother had an “African” skeleton. Princess Arsinoe had an African mother is a […]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
Another Ruling Queen: Shanakdakhete of the Kush Kingdom
She is the earliest known ruling African queen of ancient Nubia. She is said to have ruled with full power in the Meroë Empire. She is also said to have ruled without a king. It is also stated that as queen she played a significant role in the Meroitic religion. Shanakdakheto’s name is inscribed as […]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
Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter: Sara Forbes Bonetta
Queen Victoria was impressed by the young princess’s exceptional intelligence, and had Sara raised as her goddaughter in the British middle class. Sara Forbes Bonetta (1843 – 15 August 1880) was a West African Egbado omoba of Yoruba royalty who was orphaned in intertribal warfare, sold into slavery, and in a remarkable twist of events, was liberated from enslavement and became a […]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
Prince Harry’s Girlfriend: Model & Actress Meghan Markle
Nationality: American Ethnicity: Her father is Caucasian (Dutch and Irish descent) & mother is African-American. Markle has been in a relationship with Prince Harry since July 2016. In September 2017, during an interview with Vanity Fair, Markle spoke in public for the first time about her love for Prince Harry saying, “We’re two people who are really happy and in […]Read More
Lipsticks In Ancient Times
Modern fashion could not be what it is today without the presence of lipsticks. Lipsticks were with us for thousands of years, and they will remain with as long fashion exists. Since the dawn of prehistoric times, humans always had the need to distinguish themselves among others. Clothes, shoes, tools, jewelry and cosmetics were first of […]Read More
Early humans migrated out of Africa through Egypt rather than Ethiopia?
A study of present-day genomes of north-east Africans suggests the northern route through Egypt and the Sinai was more likely. DNA evidence proves early humans survived last Ice Age. Study: Early humans had better levels of gender equality than now. Jawbone discovery pushes birth of humanity back 400,000 years. Early humans migrated out of Africa […]Read More
Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos and his second wife Maria of Antioch
Italy (c. 1150) Found in the Vatican Library, Rome. Artist: Unknown Manuel I Komnenos was a Byzantine Emperor of the 12th century who reigned over a crucial turning point in the history of Byzantium and the Mediterranean. His reign saw the last flowering of the Komnenian restoration, during which the Byzantine Empire had seen a […]Read More
Africa’s Richest Woman Is Worth $3.2 Billion?
Nationality: Angolan Ethnicity: African father & Russian mother. Isabel dos Santos is an Angolan investor considered by Forbes to be the richest woman not only in Angola, but the whole of Africa. In 2013, according to research by Forbes, her net worth had reached more than three billion US dollars, making her Africa’s first billionaire woman. She is […]Read More
7Ft Tall Africans In Ancient Roman Times?
European, American & Canadian Reports- –Forgotten Race – Hugh Newman Sounds like the basket ball players of our modern times, that were ancient African soldiers in the Mediterranean. Thank you A.P. for writing this article… Tall African men exist even today, they are our great athletes we admire. For instance, the 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain […]Read More
Women Outperform Men When Identifying Emotions?
Evolutionary psychologists have suggested that females, because of their role as primary caretakers, are wired to quickly and accurately decode or detect distress in preverbal infants or threatening signals from other adults to enhance their chances at survival. –Models Ebony Anderberg, Malika & Chelsea Dleah. Women are better than men at distinguishing between emotions, especially fear and disgust, […]Read More
Monaco’s Baroness Cecile de Massy
Baronness Cecile de Massy, wife of Baron Christian Louis de Massy, son of the late Princess Antoinette of Monaco, and cousin of Prince Albert of Monaco. She is of Caribbean descent. Cecile is the highest ranked black person in Monaco. She is the patroness of Ladies Lunch Monaco. Among its activities, she is also Vice-President […]Read More
Controversial Theory Of Ancient Earth’s Equator?
Charles Hapgood advocated the Earth crust displacement theory in a book entitled The Path of the Poles. Hapgood supported this theory with geomagnetic and carbon dated evidence. In a book entitled When the Sky Fell, Rose and Rand Flem-Ath also advocate the Earth crust displacement theory, with additional geological and archaeological evidence. Both of these […]Read More
Science: DNA Of Your Ancestors
The quest to understand who we are and where we come from has long depended on family lore. But when few relatives or traces of history are available, the search can leave the seekers feeling lost. Now, consumer genetics companies are stepping in where families can not. Popularized by US and British television shows featuring […]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
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
Astronaut: Jeanette J. Epps
She will be the first black female astronaut to board the International Space Station. Jeanette Jo Epps is an aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut. Miss Epps, a former CIA staffer, says her career direction was inspired by an early admiration for astronaut Sally Ride. On January 5, 2016 NASA announced that Epps is set to become […]Read More
Astronaut: Joan Higginbotham
The 3rd black woman to go in to space, after Mae Jemison and Stephanie Wilson. Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 as a mission specialist. Thank you for sharing! Higginbotham began her career in 1987 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, as […]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
Astronaut: Stephanie Wilson
The second black woman to go into space. Stephanie Diana Wilson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew to space on board three Space Shuttle missions. –nasa.gov Selected by NASA as an Astronaut Candidate in April 1996, Wilson reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996. Having completed two years of training and […]Read More