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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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Nigeria Bronze sculpture

Mexico returns ancient bronze sculpture to Nigeria

Mexico has returned an ancient bronze sculpture to Nigeria after thwarting an attempt to smuggle it into the country, officials say. The artefact is from Nigeria’s south-western Ife city, famous for works depicting royalty and deities of the once-powerful Yoruba kingdom. The sculpture is of a man sitting cross-legged, wearing a head dress and holding …

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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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This Egyptian king, suffering from “gigantism”, was the oldest colossus on the planet.

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