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You should know these 9 African kingdoms

African kingdomsThe cradle of humanity in South Africa is the scene of humanization, of human evolution. From the African continent, Homo sapiens moved all over the world. In Central America, the Mayas built impressive temples, and during ancient times, Greeks and Romans influenced people far beyond the Mediterranean. Already before, Ancient Egypt heralded the time of the African kings in the delta of the Nile. Apart from the kingship of Egypt, there were several other kingdoms in Africa that are rarely heard of. Even today, many tribes maintain millennia-old traditions. We introduce some African kingdoms that you should definitely know.

The Aksumite Empire

Period: circa 100 – 960 AD

The Aksumite Empire is the oldest in our list. Researchers in Ethiopia and Eritrea have found indications that agriculture was already practiced in this region 10,000 years ago. The African kingdom played a central role in the flourishing trade between Rome and ancient India. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2019 in Historical, Mysterious

 

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The End of Hoplite Chauvinism

 Hoplite ChauvinismNear Athens, in the field of Marathon, the Persians were deployed. Opposite them the Athenian soldiers gather. The mood is characterized by fear. The Spartans are not there yet, the Persians were faster. You can no longer avoid the battle, you have to compete without the dreaded Spartans. The right wing of the Athenians is traditionally made by the strongest and best hoplite soldiers, who in their heavy bronze armor with the horsehair-crowned helmets, the conically shaped shields and the long spears make an impressive appearance and advance slowly in formation, with the slight right-hand spin, that is characteristic of their formations.

The day belonged to the Athenian hoplites. They defeated the Persian army, and the runner, who traveled 42 kilometers to Athens to deliver the victory message, is still considered the founder of the marathon today. But who were these hoplites who were immortalized on vases and played such a crucial role in Greek society? It was not the people who populated the streets of Athens and later exiled Thucydides. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2018 in Historical

 

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What is the Rosette Stone?

Rosette StoneIn 1822, the French Egyptology succeeded in deciphering the hieroglyphics. On a stone found by the French officer in The Rosette (Nile delta, Egypt), there was a Greek inscription in the lower part, while there were two texts with Egyptian characters over it. The comparison between the Greek text and the Egyptian characters eventually led to the decipherable of the hieroglyphics.

The deciphering of the hieroglyphics

The deciphering of the hieroglyphs goes back to the French Egyptology (1790-1832) in 1822.

After a long time of experimentation, he succeeded in deciphering the Egyptian signs with the help of the stone of Rosetta, also a stone of the rosette. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Historical

 

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Historiography in ancient cultures

 ancient culturesWith the emergence and development of the science of history, humanity overcame early mythical and religious ideas about its development in a long and complicated process. In their place came more and more secure knowledge. This process of knowledge will continue as long as humanity exists.

The transition to actual historical science took place only at the beginning of the 19th century. That did not happen unprepared. More or less significant progress in the direction of a scientific study of history has existed since ancient times at every stage of historical development. There were remarkable approaches to a source-critical approach, to the emergence of individual historical auxiliary sciences as well as to the expression of genres in the depiction of history. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2018 in Historical

 

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The First Punic War – Rome’s rise to world power

The First Punic War Depiction of a Roman legionary end of 3rd century

In the 70s of the 3rd century BC, Rome had reached dominance on the Italian peninsula. From all cities and peoples belonged as allies to the Roman Empire. The republic was stable, powerful and ambitious. On the opposite side of the Mediterranean, Carthage, not much older than Rome itself, had a position as a naval and trading power. Many colonies of Carthage moved along the Mediterranean coasts of Sicily, Spain, North Africa and Sardinia. His fleets ruled the western Mediterranean unchallenged. Carthage was satisfied with its extent; in contrast to Rome, it pursued no major expansive tendencies, but wanted to secure and expand its previous position. In Sicily, however, Hero had seized power over the great city of Syracuse and sought to strengthen the city’s power and develop it into a regional factor. It should be the ambitions of this Hero that tore Rome and Carthage into the longest coherent war of antiquity. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2018 in Historical

 

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How the Moon Affects Our Life

How the Moon Affects The story starts with old empirical knowledge, of course with so many myths. But they are often known to have a true core. However, the current state of science in such discussions really does not decide whether a phenomenon is real or not. Unfortunately, many researchers today still will often adopt a negative attitude, as long as comprehensible explanations are missing – missing in the sense of: not yet found.

Especially with the moon, there is no consensus as to whether and to what extent it has real effects on life. And especially with the moon, it can be stated that skepticism usually results from a lack of knowledge about triggering factors and contexts. No wonder, the research is still in its infancy. What do you want to expect!

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Posted by on November 7, 2018 in Historical, Human

 

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Warlord Cid – War was his business

Warlord War was his business, no question. But what is the story of Rodrigo Vivar’s truth and what is a transfigured adventure story from the time of the Reconquista, can be very difficult to distinguish. In any case, Rodrigo, son of Diego was born in Spain around 1045 and died in 1099 in a battle against the North African Almoravids in the defense of Valencia, which he had just reconquered.

In the struggle of Christians against the Moors and Arabs, who raged in the Middle Ages for centuries on the Iberian Peninsula, the knight played a dazzling role. With his Castilian King Alfonso VI. was the Cid – a derivative of his Arabic nickname the Lord – violently divided, he led a small independent mercenary troupe and mastered with these robber barons very cleverly the newly conquered area around Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2018 in Historical

 

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The Historian of Time Passed Away Why it is How it is And Why it Exists.

 Time passed awayThe whole world feels the great loss of one of the most influential figures in the field of science. The British scientist Stephen Hawking died on march 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge in England at 76 years of age.

The world regrets the great loss of one of the most influential figures in the field of science; the British scientist Stephen Hawking died on march 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge in England at 76 years of age.

Hawking will go down in history for his work on black holes and for unifying the two famous theories of twentieth-century physics: that of relativity as well as that of quantum mechanics. The flag of Gonville and Caius college in Cambridge, of which hawking was a student and then a teacher, flies this Wednesday at half mast. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2018 in Big Bang, Historical, Science

 

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7 Famous Quotes of Mario Benedetti

7 Famous QuotesMario benedetti is one of the most recognized latin american authors, knows a little more about his way of thinking and seeing life through these phrases. Mario benedetti is one of the most recognized authors of latin america, his literary production included more than eighty books, some of which was translated into more than twenty languages.

Born in uruguay on september 14, 1920, mario benedetti was forced to leave his country due to the 1973 coup d’etat and to resign his position as director of the department of hispanic-american literature in the faculty of humanities and sciences of the university of republic of montevideo. Member of the generation of 45, like juan carlos onetti, mario benedetti was an author with great sensitivity and extraordinary literary talent. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2018 in Historical

 

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Hidden History: Norfolk Church Helps Historian Discover Anonymous

Historian Discover AnonymousMembers of a Norfolk congregation, hoping to honor a former church’s history, helped a local historian uncover a mystery.

Melvina Herbert and Angela Tolentino Christian are there the Basilica of St. Mary’s of the clean and tidy Conception. The two are a part of the church’s women’s ministry, which started the St. Joseph’s mission Fund. Herbert says she in progress researching for the project when she stimulated back to the area.

The ministry says St. Joseph’s was Norfolk’s simply Black Catholic church and school from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. Herbert with Tolentino Christian says the rural community provided many activities and property families couldn’t get wherever else during the isolation era.

In the middle of ourselves as Black Catholics, there weren’t a lot of a place we might go and that’s what St. Joseph’s provide for us, Tolentino Christian said. According to the church, St. Joseph’s parish was in progress in 1889 when clergy from the Josephite civilization came to the area and open the school. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2018 in Historical

 

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