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Biography of St. Augustine

Bishop of Hippo in North Africa (354-430 AD)<p>St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in north Africa (354-430 A.D.), was one of the great minds of the early …

Discovery of 7000-year-old Egyptian city could shed light on Nile Valley's earliest civilisations

Archaeologists believe the site in the southern province of Sohag dates back to the time of the First Dynasty.<p>Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered …

Biography of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti

Ancient Symbol of Beauty<p>Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen, the chief wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV or Akhenaten. She is best known for her appearance in …

Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife

The Egyptians believed the afterlife was a mirror-image of life on earth. When a person died their individual journey did not end but was merely …

Ancient History

Remains of Temple to Ramses II Discovered Near Cairo

It was a discovery five years in the making. Back in 2012, an Egyptian-Czech archaeological team discovered initial evidence of a temple in the …

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Overview<p>Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven Wilder<p>A 2006 report commissioned by Brown …

Ancient Healing Techniques Validated By Modern Medicine

As long as life has existed on earth, so have issues associated with maintaining health and the remediation of disease. Today, when many of us get …

Ancient Egyptian Pyramidion Found Next to Largest Obelisk Hints at Existence of Queen’s Lost Chamber

The discovery of a 4,000-year-old pyramidion found near the excavation of the largest Old Kingdom obelisk fragment may be the first evidence of the …

The Ancient Origins of Both Light and Dark Skin

A study of diverse people from Africa shows that the genetic story of our skin is more complicated than previously thought.<p>Few human traits are more variable, more obvious, and more historically divisive than the color of our skin. And yet, for all its social and scientific importance, we know very …

Southern Africa

Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists discover pyramidion clue at Queen Ankhnespepy II's long-lost chamber

Discovery comes week after obelisk for Queen Ankhnespepy II was found nearby.<p>Archaeologists may have discovered the first evidence of a long-lost …

As much as 2.6% of your DNA is from Neanderthals. This is what it's doing

Modern humans are a little more Neanderthal than we thought.<p>A highly detailed genetic analysis of a Neanderthal woman who lived about 52,000 years ago suggests that our extinct evolutionary cousins still influence our risk of having a heart attack, developing an eating disorder and suffering from …

An armed white mob in Texas massacred their black neighbors in 1910, and none of them were prosecuted

A whole town wiped out, and only recently any acknowledgment<p>Charlie Wilson, Cleveland Larkin, and Willustus “Lusk” Holley were walking down a dirt …

Crime

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

Statues of medical racist who experimented on slaves should also be taken down

Confederate generals are not the only statues causing public outrage in the US. On Saturday, protesters gathered in New York City’s Central Park to …

9 Things You Should Know About the Slave Trade

<b>Article by: Joe Carter</b>Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition, a commemoration by the United Nations …

What should a memorial to slavery look like? One museum's answer: put slave stories first.

"They did what they could to erase your past."<p>The curator of Whitney Plantation Museum, America’s only museum dedicated solely to the history of slavery, has a message for the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville.<p>“We should bring them to the Whitney. Something will change in their …

Black History

The racist origin of gun control laws

Guns have historically protected Americans from white supremacists, just as gun control has historically protected white supremacists from the …

You Probably Don't Know About Benjamin Banneker. Here's Why You Should.

Benjamin Banneker was a mathematician, astronomer, scientist, author, farmer, urban planner, and publisher who once matched wits with Thomas …

A Lesson on Slavery for White America

From Truthdig<p>African-Americans, freed from plantation slaveholders, in Bermuda Hundred, Va., in 1864. These men worked as teamsters to help the U.S. …

How a slave made off with a Confederate war ship — and became an American hero

For weeks, Robert Smalls had been watching them. Noting their comings and goings. It was risky, but it was the only way his plan would work.<p>The year …

The Statuary of Maatkare Hatshepsut

One of the most fascinating aspects of the female pharaoh Maatkare Hatshepsut’s reign (1479 - 1458 BCE) is the artwork she left behind. Art served an …

Ancient History

Ida B. Wells offered the solution to police violence more than 100 years ago

The recent string of acquittals in the police shootings of Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith, and Philando Castile have brought to the surface, yet again, the systemic problem of police violence in the United States. The constant cycle of Black death at the hands of the police—and the near …

Black History

The Secret History Of The Photo At The Center Of The Black Confederate Myth

A 160-year-old tintype depicting Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas, both in Confederate uniform, has long been used as evidence that slaves willingly fought against the army that aimed to free them. Following the national backlash against Confederate iconography, Silas's descendants seek to …

Resurrecting the Radical Pedagogy of the Black Panther Party

Not long ago I had the opportunity to visit The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s <i>Black Power!</i> exhibition, an unforgettable …

Aaron Alpeoria Bradley and Black Power during Reconstruction

American historians have long traced the genesis of the Black Power movement to 1966. I would argue, however, that one strain of the movement began …

Ancient Egyptian "billboard" could rewrite history of hieroglyphs

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium have discovered an ancient Egyptian "billboard" that might turn back the …

Paintings of ancient Egypt in Pompeii garden show just how cosmopolitan the Romans were

The garden of a large ancient house in Pompeii was home to stunning paintings depicting the Nile river flowing among green, lush landscapes. These …

Cosmetics, Perfume, Hygiene in Ancient Egypt

For the ancient Egyptians life was a celebration, and so, just as one would want to look one's best at any party, personal hygiene was an important …

Ancient History

The Westcar Papyrus

The ancient Egyptians enjoyed storytelling as one of their favorite pastimes. Inscriptions and images, as well as the number of stories produced, …