History

Border Collie Dog

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The Border Collie is a breed of dog that was originally bred to help herd sheep. It’s an energetic fun dog and is considered the most intelligent of the dog breeds. How big is the Border Collie? The Border Collie is a medium size dog. Males weigh around 30 to …

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Ancient Africa Slavery

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Often when we think of African slavery, we think of the African slaves in the United States in the 1800s. However, slavery was common throughout much of the world for most of human history. This was also true of Ancient Africa where slavery existed in most of the ancient empires …

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AFRICA! THE MOTHER OF ALL

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60 years ago, on 25 March 1957, the predecessor of today’s European Union was born – the European Economic Community (EEC). The Treaty of Rome (the legal basis of the current European Union) signed by Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg ushered in a new era of …

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The possibility that the Igbo tribe is from Israel

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To believe that the Igbos is one of the lost tribes of Israel might sound ridiculous to a lot of people. However, apart from the story of how they came into being, the Igbos also shares some similar practices with the biblical Jews. But upon factual analysis, one is forced …

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Mystery Caves of Ages

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Beyond providing refuge in times of peril, the Ogbunike caves are a spiritual bastion and a hidden gem of the Nigerian East. In the latter months of 1968 and 1969, when hundreds of people hid in the dark to escape the perils of the Nigerian Civil War, the Ogbunike caves …

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Ancient coded secret

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Fires blazed the way for humans to evolve into the species we are today. Scientists suspect that without a control over fire, humans probably would never have developed large brains and the benefits that come along with it. But when did humans first discover how to use fire? “That’s a …

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The Hidden Powers of The Sacred Island

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Selja monastery has been considered one of the most sacred sites in Norway for more than 1000 years. The monastery is connected to the legend of St. Sunniva (10th century CE), who is the only female Norwegian saint, and was for a long time an important pilgrimage site in the country, …

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A Lycian, The Heroon of Trysa: Tomb Reappears

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The Heroon of Trysa was the tomb of a powerful Lycian dynast surrounded by a precinct wall covered with remarkable mythological friezes. It was discovered in 1841 CE when a Polish-Prussian school teacher and classical philologist, Julius August Schönborn (1801-1857 CE), set out to explore the Teke Peninsula in southwest Turkey. Over 2,000 years earlier, this mountainous region east …

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Education in the Elizabethan Era

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Besides the traditional option of private tuition, Elizabethan England (1558-1603 CE) offered formal education to those able to pay the necessary fees at preparatory schools, grammar schools, and universities. There was, however, no compulsory national system of education, no fixed curriculum, and still only a small number of children were …

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Qin Shi Huang’s tomb

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In 1974, farmers in China’s Shaanxi province accidentally unearthed one of the biggest archaeological finds of the 20th century — the life-size terracotta armyof Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 B.C. – 210 B.C.). The intricately carved figures aren’t a mystery: Historians know that the clay army was created to defend China’s …

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the Aba women’s riot

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The Aba women’s riot of 1929, often referred to as a war, resulted in the death of 51 women and 1 man. The Aba women’s riot did not happen spontaneously, but had months of tension leading to it. Here is the real story behind the rebellion and the people that …

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Kush Is One Of The Most Influential African Empires

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Though often overshadowed by its Egyptian neighbors to the north, the Kingdom of Kush stood as a regional power in Africa for over a thousand years. This ancient Nubian empire reached its peak in the second millennium B.C., when it ruled over a vast swath of territory along the Nile …

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The Spanish Flu led to a boom in the medical field

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In 1918, the world rejoiced at the end of World War One. Unfortunately, a far more sinister form of death was beginning to take lives: Spanish Influenza.  In two short years, the virus killed between fifty million and one hundred million people.  It is said that the Spanish Flu killed more …

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Moremi Ajasoro: History of the Brave Queen of Ile Ife

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“Queen Moremi” is based on the story of a major figure in Yoruba history in the 12th century, Moremi of Ile-Ife. Moremi is reputed to have led her city to victory over an enemy kingdom. She willingly surrendered to the invaders, got married to the enemy king, and seized the …

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Among the 7 tallest statues in Africa, Nigeria shows up twice

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Statues are just one of the many ways Africans express art and value for culture and individuals. 1. 161 feet: African Renaissance Monument (Senegal) At 161 feet (49 m), the bronze African Renaissance Monument stands on top of one of the twin hills of Collines des Mamelles, outside Dakar, as …

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