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  1. The Braided Rapunzels of Namibia: Every Stage of Life is Reflected in Their Hair

    ... you do, you can take some lessons from the Mbalantu women of Namibia in Africa, who are renowned for their incredibly long, braided hair.  ... you do, you can take some lessons from the Mbalantu women of Namibia in Africa, who are renowned for their incredibly long, braided hair.  ...

    aprilholloway - 14/07/2017 - 19:00

  2. Secrets Behind the Namibian Fairy Circles May Finally Be Solved

    ... inches] per annum.” A fairy circle in Namibia. (Thorsten Becker/ CC BY SA 2.0 de ) The oral myths of the Himba people , a pastoral group that inhabit Namibia and Angola, have explained the mysterious circles as the footprints ...

    Alicia McDermott - 26/01/2017 - 01:50

  3. What ancient footprints can tell us about what it was like to be a child in prehistoric times

    ... some astonishingly beautiful children’s footprints in Namibia, just south of Walvis Bay. In archaeological terms the tracks were ... The tracks are not as anatomically distinct as those from Namibia but they are smaller and may have been made by children as young as one ...

    ancient-origins - 17/02/2018 - 02:00

  4. Rock Art Rituals: Namib Desert Engravings Provide Fascinating Insight into Ancient Initiation for Girls

    ... ago. "Dancing Kudu" Petroglyph, Twyfelfontein, Namibia. (Thomas Schoch/ CC BY SA 3.0 ) Archaeologist John ...

    Alicia McDermott - 18/08/2017 - 14:00

  5. Herero and Namaqua Genocide: The little-known first genocide of the Second Reich

    ... an independent country and since then it is known today as Namibia. Herero and Namaqua were nations of animal breeders. The German ... In 1998, the German president Roman Herzog visited Namibia and met the leaders of Herero. Their leader Munjuku Nguvauna demanded a ...

    Giannis Baltzois - 14/09/2015 - 00:51

  6. The Misfortune of the Bom Jesus, the Diamond Shipwreck

    ... diamond-mining lease near the mouth of the Orange River on Namibia’s southern coast. In 2008, a company geologist working in the mining ... References Bryson, D., 2014. Shipwreck Off Namibia is 500-year-old Treasure Trove. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 08/06/2014 - 00:53

  7. Ancient Comet Sightings Inspired, Frightened, Dazzled, and Baffled Past Astronomers and Star Gazers

    ... a farm near Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. Its extreme mass means it has never been moved from the spot it ... control vandalism the government of South West Africa (now Namibia) on March 15, 1955, declared the Hoba meteorite to be a national ...

    ashley cowie - 09/11/2018 - 14:01

  8. New Analysis Proves Most If Not All Bronze Age Iron Came From Space

    ... meteorite, named after the Hoba West Farm in Grootfontein, Namibia where it was discovered in 1920, has not been moved since it landed on ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 06/12/2017 - 13:39

  9. Treasures of the Diamond Shipwreck to be Revealed for First Time

    ... of the Bom Jesus has been heavily guarded at its site in the Namibia desert due to its proximity to diamond mines (which influenced its ... Bom Jesus wreckage for more than a century. Their work in Namibia's Namib Desert (called the Sperrgebiet ("forbidden territory")) has ...

    Alicia McDermott - 29/05/2016 - 00:41

  10. Investigating the Invisible Color that Ancient People Couldn’t See

    ... a research project with members of the Himba tribe from Namibia, whose language neither has a word for blue nor distinguishes between ...

    ashley cowie - 18/09/2018 - 23:02

  11. Prehistoric Man in South Africa Made Milk-based Paint 49000 years ago

    ... history. The Himba are indigenous peoples living in northern Namibia, who use a body paint made from red ochre and milk fat. The paste is ... ochre with milk as a body paint, the modern Himba people in Namibia mix ochre with butter as a coloring agent for skin, hair and leather ...

    Mark Miller - 27/09/2018 - 22:59

  12. Research Suggests that Monogamy Took Hold Due to Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    ... acted according to certain rules. In the picture, a San in Namibia. Less than 10,000 San currently live by hunting and gathering. (Ian ...

    Marilo - 14/04/2016 - 00:56

  13. Precious Dagger of Tutankhamun Found to be of Meteoric Origin

    ... meteorite, named after the Hoba West Farm in Grootfontein, Namibia where it was discovered in 1920, has not been moved since it landed on ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 31/05/2016 - 21:42

  14. Khoisan people of South Africa were once the most populous humans on Earth

    The Khoisan, an indigenous population in Namibia, may once have comprised the majority of living humans on the planet, ...

    Mark Miller - 14/12/2014 - 01:01

  15. The Louvre of the Desert: The Impressive Rock Paintings of Tsodilo, Botswana

    ... Botswana, and is close to the country’s border with Namibia. This site lies in the Kalahari Desert, and is made up of huge ...

    dhwty - 28/02/2016 - 03:48

  16. Seafarers and Shell Rings: Strange Formations on the American Coast a Hallmark of Faraway Visitors?

    Just south of Awendaw, South Carolina, in the Francis Marion National Forest, is an example of a type of architectural artifact that still baffles archaeologists.  For every explanation someone offers up, there are many more that refute it.  Here's the story:

    jim willis - 25/08/2017 - 15:39

  17. Previously Hidden Ancient Termite Mounds Found in Brazil are Visible From Space

    Researchers reporting in Current Biology on November 19 have found that a vast array of regularly spaced, still-inhabited ancient termite mounds in northeastern Brazil are up to about 4,000 years old and cover an area the size of Great Britain.

    ancient origins - 24/11/2018 - 01:47

  18. Sacred Powers Fade Along With the Rock Art of the San People at Ha Baroana

    ... Lesotho until fairly recently, and there are some groups in Namibia who still live in this manner. Many of the stick-like figures are ...

    Ed Whelan - 14/02/2019 - 02:11

  19. Cathedral of the Holy Savior of Congo In Angola Is A Christian Landmark in Sub-Saharan Africa

    ... With Otherworldly Origins The Braided Rapunzels of Namibia: Every Stage of Life is Reflected in Their Hair The Amazing ...

    Ed Whelan - 09/01/2019 - 01:42

  20. Galician Faith in the Enchanted Mouros and Mouras: Is There Reality Behind the Fairytales?

    Numerous folk stories in Galicia, Spain, tell of supernatural spirits that dwell in forests, among the waters of the rivers, or on sandy beaches. Many of them are related in some ways to ancient Celtic stories but it is not the only source of their inspiration. In fact, the folklore legends that remain alive in this area are a mixture of different traditions that originate with the local Portuguese and Spanish, as well as the older sources, like the Celts and Romans.

    Natalia Klimczak - 11/02/2017 - 01:51

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