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  1. Ten Stunning Yet Little Known Ancient Treasures Across Africa

    The continent of Africa contains a plethora of ancient wonders, yet very few of ... well-known internationally or attract tourists from across the world. From over a thousand stone circles concentrated in a small area to ... that is 100 km wide and 350 km in length in the countries of Gambia and Senegal in West Africa. Of the 1000 stone circles, 93 of them have ...

    aprilholloway - 03/11/2015 - 20:42

  2. The Nazi Temple of Pomerania: Exploring the Mysterious Odry Stone Circles

    Odry is a small village in Pomerania in the north of Poland. This location became famous with the discovery of the second biggest site of stone circles in Europe. It is also ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 26/06/2016 - 21:55

  3. Ten Must-See Ancient Places

    ... further reading.  We have purposely chosen not to feature the most well-known ancient sites, such as the Great Pyramids of Egypt, ... The Incredible Senegambian Stone Circles – Senegal and Gambia Throughout human history, mankind has been passionate about ...

    aprilholloway - 07/06/2014 - 14:46

  4. Adam’s Calendar: Oldest Megalithic Site in the World?

    ... Adam’s Calendar is controversially suggested to be the oldest man-made structure in the world.  Sometimes referred to as "African Stonehenge", it predates both ...

    Bryan Hill - 02/06/2015 - 00:47

  5. The incredible Senegambian Stone Circles

    ... Very often, this is achieved by building something that is the largest, highest, longest, most expensive, etc. in the world. Nevertheless, ... can be found in West Africa, in the modern countries of Gambia and Senegal. Of the 1000 stone circles, 93 of them have been inscribed ...

    dhwty - 18/05/2014 - 12:10

  6. Research on Bakoni ruins of South Africa debunks colonial perceptions of primitivism

    There are many Bakoni ruins around the modern town of Machadodorp in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province, most of them situated on the hills above the town. The slopes here are covered with terraces made from ...

    Robin Whitlock - 27/06/2018 - 13:46

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

    ... Elmina Castle is a white-washed Medieval Castle on the coast of Ghana. It was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, European building ...

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

  8. 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. ... , including parts of modern-day Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 10/04/2019 - 22:27

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

    2017 is a turning point in the history of Barbuda. Due to the devastation of Hurricane Irma, this small Caribbean island currently has no ... the Ibo, Yoruba, and Ejo tribes of Nigeria, and from Ghana, Gambia, and Sierra Leone. White servants were also brought from the United ...

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

  10. Human Evolution: Secrets of Early Ancestors Could Be Unlocked by African Rainforests

    Think of African rainforests and the picture is inevitably one of a dark and forbidding realm where life is ... By Eleanor Scerri / The Conversation Think of African rainforests and the picture is ... resources. Exploring forests by the edges of the Gambia river system. © Eleanor Scerri, Author provided An ancient ...

    ancient-origins - 07/09/2018 - 22:56

  11. Mysterious Stone Circles of Turpan Basin May be Bronze Age Sacrificial Sites to Solar Deity

    ... Approximately 200 mysterious stone circles dot the landscape in the hot and unforgiving Gobi Desert. These man-made stone formations sitting ...

    lizleafloor - 01/04/2015 - 22:32