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How Alexander Pushkin Was Inspired By His African Heritage

Alexander Pushkin is often regarded as the greatest Russian author. Many readers are unaware that he was influenced by his African great-grandfather, General Abraham Petrovitch Gannibal.  “Boyar credentials, African heritage, and a personal link to Peter the Great were all vital to Pushkin’s identity,” says Anne Lounsbery, a Russian literature researcher. To emphasize his connection …

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Queen Nefertiti: Archaeologists conclude search for her tomb

A team of Egyptian and British archaeologists have concluded their three-day search in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, which started on Sunday, for the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti. According to a theory by English Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, Nefertiti was buried in one of the rear chambers of the tomb of King Tutankhamun. …

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Ancient Egypt: Pygmies & Pharaohs, an Incredible Relationship

The controversy The expression Pygmy, has been used to refer to diminutive people. It derives from the Greek word πυγμαίος pugmaios, a term that means “dwarf” in Greek mythology. The word is derived from πυγμή, a term for “cubit“, suggesting a diminutive height. It has been used to refer to small-framed African hunter-gatherers since the early 19th century, in English first …

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Ghana Heralded As The Next Big Tourist Destination, And We Love It

I/dropcap]dris Elba, Michael Jai White, Naomi Campbell, Boris Kodjoe, Diggy Simmons, Djimon Hounsou, just a few names among the slew of stars who have been to Ghana lately. Behind this meet-up of box office stars, fashion royalty, and top creatives there is an ambitious strategy to make Ghana the major tourist destination. The Ghanaian government recently unveiled a …

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Is Ramses II’s mummy Fake? Here’s the answer!

The story behind the Caucasian look of Ramses II Ramses the II, probably the most popular King of Kemet. He was known by the Greeks of the antiquity as Ozymandias (Ὀσυμανδύας). By his people as Usermaatre Setepenre, meaning “The Maat of Ra is powerful, Chosen of Ra”. He is usually associated with the pharaoh mentioned in the bible. Ramses …

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