Ancient places can be found all over Africa. Their fascinating histories and impressive artifacts open intriguing glimpses to times past, and open up a window on African history. Visiting such historical places in Africa can be an unforgettable experience.

Science is constantly discovering new archaeological places and uncovering more evidence into what we once thought we knew about our history, therefore offering new pieces to the ever changing puzzle of humanity’s past and altering how we interpret it. This section will present ancient African history articles, highlighting the most interesting archaeological sites all over Africa, as well as new discoveries of ancient places that are worth paying a visit.

Tassili n'Ajjer  Rock Art

15,000 artworks over ten millennia reveal the evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara

Tassili n'Ajjer has been described as the finest prehistoric open-air museum in the world. Set in a vast plateau in the south-east of the Algerian Sahara at the borders of Libya, Niger and Mali, and...
Imhotep Tomb Saqqara

The Lost Tomb of Imhotep?

One of the more terrifying films that I remember watching as a child was Stephen Sommers’, The Mummy (1999). In that film, the main antagonist was a character called Imhotep, who was the high priest...
Madagascar dance with the dead

Turning of the bones and the Madagascar dance with the dead

The Malagasy people of Madagascar have built a way of life around death – during the dry winter months, famadihana ceremonies, known as “the turning of the bones”, take place around various towns and...
Pyramids Explosion

Was There An Explosion In The Great Pyramid In Antiquity?

With recent discoveries of “new” spaces or chambers behind the so-called “Gantenbrink’s Door” in the Southern Shaft and another “door’ in the Northern Shaft of the Queen’s Chamber in the Great...
Egypt Khemitology

The Hidden History Of Egypt: Khemitology

Egypt is currently in the news, and not for the most pleasant of reasons. Political disturbances are being felt in isolated pockets of the country, yet are clearly overblown by western media, and...
Gebel Ramlah

The poignant discovery of a 6,500-year-old child mother and her infant

A team of Polish archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Neolithic burial ground containing the remains of dozens of children and infants in the region Gebel Ramlah, located in the southern part of...
Khemitology - Egypt

Khemitology- An Alternative Perspective on Ancient Egypt - Part 2

The ancient Egyptians revered the star Sirius as a giver of life, as it always reappeared at the time of the annual flooding of the Nile. When Sirius sank in the west and disappeared from the night...
Khemitology - Egypt

Khemitology- An Alternative Perspective on Ancient Egypt - Part 1

Renowned Indigenous Wisdom Keeper, Abd’el Hakim Awyan (1926-2008) , developed the discipline of Khemitology (with the assistance of longtime student, Stephen Mehler) , to address the study of ancient...
The mysterious ancient civilization of the Nok - Nigeria

The highly advanced and mysterious ancient civilization of the Nok

The remarkable civilization of the Nok was first discovered in 1928 when a wealth of unique terracotta artefacts was unearthed by tin miners in the southern part of Kaduna state in central Nigeria...
Pharaoh Mask Egypt

The Crowns of the Pharaohs

In Ancient Egypt, the gods and kings (pharaohs) were depicted with a crown, which, according to Egyptologists, were also taken into the grave for the afterlife. These crowns however have never...
The Great Pyramid of Giza as a monument of creation

The Great Pyramid of Giza as a monument of creation - Part 4: Fire Element

Dr. Andrija K. Puharich, born in 1918 in Chicago, was a physician, inventor and parapsychologist and has many patents of inventions in the medical field to his name. Andrija Puharich had great...
The Great Pyramid of Giza  monument of creation

The Great Pyramid of Giza as a monument of creation - Part 3: Air Element

Sound is defined as a vibration of the element of Air or a small change in air pressure, which is propagated through the medium of air. The number of vibrations or changes in air pressure, per unit...
Great Pyramid of Giza - monument of creation

The Great Pyramid of Giza as a monument of creation - Part 2: Water Element

The Sphinx is not a mythical creature from Egyptian mythology and no half man/half lion, but a lying, guardian lion who was worshiped. At the time of the life-giving floods of the Nile, the Sun and...
Great Pyramid of Giza as a monument of creation

The Great Pyramid of Giza as a monument of creation - Part 1: Earth

The four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire are decoded in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Each of the elements represents a part of our creation in which the divine is represented by the overarching...
Miniature Pyramids - Sudan, Nubian

The Mystery of the Miniature Pyramids of Sudan

The Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for hundreds of years, a trend which we still do not know where it came from and why the pyramid shape was so important for the Pharaohs. We know of course that...

Mysterious & powerful: The Sphinx of Egypt

A sphinx is a monstrous being, a mythical creature with the face of a man, the body of lion, and an eagle’s wings. According to the Greek mythology it was sent by the gods to punish the town of...


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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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