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  1. Elmina Castle and its Dark History of Enslavement, Torture, and Death

    ... Castle is a white-washed Medieval Castle on the coast of Ghana. It was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, European ... never been erased by time. Elmina Castle, Elmina, Ghana ( Wikimedia Commons ) The beginning of Elmina Castle ...

    Bryan Hill - 23/07/2018 - 21:43

  2. Mysteries of Ancient Figurines Found in Ghana to be Revealed

    ... Sixty ancient clay figurines, which were discovered in Ghana, are to be publicly displayed for the first time outside the country in a ... in a village called Yikpabongo in Koma Land in the north of Ghana.  It is thought that the mounds were used as a shrine by the same people ...

    aprilholloway - 28/10/2013 - 22:13

  3. ‘River God’ in Ghana Stops Menstruating Girls from Crossing a River to Get to School

    Local authorities in a central district of Ghana have forbidden girls from crossing a river while menstruating due to a ... ban. Local authorities in a central district of Ghana have forbidden girls from crossing a river while menstruating due to a ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 14/01/2018 - 22:49

  4. Anansi – Deity or Storybook Trickster?

    ... But who is Anansi? Origins with the Akan People of Ghana In order to understand who Anansi is, it is important to first ... spider. The Akan are the largest ethnic group in present-day Ghana. Among the subgroups of the Akan are the following: Asante, Akuapem, ...

    ML Childs - 27/08/2018 - 02:59

  5. Monumental Mongolian Burial Discovered Includes 14 Giant Inscribed Pillars

    A joint excavation team from Osaka University and the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences discovered the ruins of a unique monument surrounded by 14 large stone pillars with Turkic Runic inscriptions arranged in a square on the steppe called Dongoin shiree in eastern Mongolia during their three-year (2015 ~ 2017) joint excavation.

    ancient-origins - 20/12/2017 - 13:52

  6. Le Morne, Mountain of the Slave Maroons in Mauritius

    ... 16th centuries.  The Portuguese had built Elmina Castle (in Ghana, Africa) which became a slave trade fortress and had no need for another ... Interior view to Elmina castle and fortress with church, Ghana ( Fotolia ) Slaves Set Foot in Mauritius By the late 16th ...

    micki pistorius - 06/02/2019 - 16:13

  7. Sundiata Keita: The Lion King of Mali

    ... king / chief of a small, obscure Mandinka tribe within the Ghana Empire. With the decline of the Ghana Empire during the 13th century AD, Sundiata seized the opportunity to ...

    dhwty - 18/04/2016 - 14:29

  8. Ruins of Loropeni Shed Light on Ancient Gold Trade and Are Thought to Hold More Mysteries

    ... Faso, near the country’s border with Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The town is known for the nearby stone ruins, which was inscribed as ... Faso, near the country’s border with Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The town is known for the nearby stone ruins, which was inscribed as a ...

    dhwty - 17/12/2018 - 01:57

  9. Rock of Cashel: From 2,000-Year-Old Royal Stronghold to Symbol of Christian Power

    Steeped in mythology and immersed in over two millennia of history, the Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites. Prior to the arrival of the Normans, the Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster, a large and powerful kingdom of Gaelic Ireland which ruled for over 1,000 years from at least the 1st century BC.

    dhwty - 09/07/2018 - 14:01

  10. Cultural Identity Painted on the Walls in This One-of-a-Kind Village

    ... and the northern part of the country’s southern neighbor, Ghana. Moreover, the chief of the Kassena has his official residence in this ...

    dhwty - 28/01/2018 - 13:57

  11. Christopher Columbus: Master Double Agent and Portugal’s 007

    ... the Treaty of Alcáçovas. Portugal's gold trade with Ghana was a powerful enticement, but the Spanish were also lured by the ...

    XpoKolon - 12/05/2017 - 14:03

  12. The Mughal Empire: Tolerance, Taxes, Addiction, Art, and Other Acts of Genghis Khan’s Relatives in India

    Mongols, Mughals, are they the same? No, but there is a link between the Medieval / Early Modern empire that ruled over large parts of the Indian subcontinent and the powerful Khan force that hailed from Mongolia. But the Mughal dynasty is not only well-known for its relation to Genghis; its existence also helps explain how Islam became such a prominent religion in India.

    dhwty - 31/10/2018 - 01:02

  13. Mansa Musa: The Richest Man in History

    When people think of the richest people in history, more often than not they think of industrialists from the modern era, such as the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, or the Carnegies. Perhaps some would also name current billionaires such as Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, or the many wealthy Arab sheiks.

    Kerry Sullivan - 20/10/2016 - 00:49

  14. Fighting Their Way Westward: The Nomadic Yuezhi People

    The Yuezhi were an ancient nomadic group of people from Central Asia who spoke an Indo-European language. It is likely that most people today are unfamiliar with the Yuezhi Civilization. As they were nomads, the Yuezhi are best-known for their migration westward, which had a chain reaction on the other civilizations in that region. The main sources of information regarding the Yuezhi are ancient Chinese records.

    dhwty - 04/01/2016 - 03:44

  15. The incredible Senegambian Stone Circles

    ... following the royal burial custom of the ancient empire of Ghana. When Islam was introduced into the region in the 11 th century, ...

    dhwty - 18/05/2014 - 12:10

  16. Hurricane Irma Leaves Island of Barbuda Uninhabited for the First Time in 4,000 Years

    ... from the Ibo, Yoruba, and Ejo tribes of Nigeria, and from Ghana, Gambia, and Sierra Leone. White servants were also brought from the ...

    ancient-origins - 16/09/2017 - 14:01

  17. The Ancient History of Chocolate, Gift of the Gods

    ... in West Africa, in particular the Ivory Coast and Ghana, where cocoa is an important export crop. This cocoa would eventually end ...

    dhwty - 22/08/2018 - 16:34