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Shields Throughout History Which Were Key in Life or Death Situations

1)Round shield: The most common shield in history, having examples in every corner of the world in antiquity, is the round shield. Shaped to resemble...

The Berbers, Inhabitants of Northwestern Africa’s Mediterranean coast

The Berbers are the earliest known inhabitants of northwestern Africa’s Mediterranean coast, plains, and mountain ranges. Living as nomadic herders or farmers in Morocco’s Atlas...

Kongo Kingdom of Africa – The History of Kongo

The kingdom of the Kongo (Kongo dya Ntotila) flourished along the Congo River in the west-central coast of Africa from about the 14th century....

Systematic Exploration of Africa by Europeans

Systematic exploration of Africa by Europeans began with James Bruce, who was born at Kinnaird in Scotland in 1730. After a century of bloody...

History of The Vandals, The Germanic Kingdom Located in North Africa

Who were the Vandals and where did they came from ? Vandals belong to the group of Eastern Germanic tribes. The main Vandal tribal groups...

Imperialism and the Conquest and Colonization of Africa by Europeans

Imperialism, or the extension of one nation-state’s domination or control over territory outside its own boundaries, peaked in the 19th century as European powers...

Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, Three of the Greatest Western African Trading States

Ghana, Mali, and Songhai were three of the greatest western African trading states. These three Western African states dominated the trade of gold, salt, and...

Muslim Conquest of Spain – Battle of Guadalete

The Muslim Conquest of Spain was one of the most important battles between the Muslims and Christians in the first millennia.

Arab Conquest of North Africa

The first invasion The first officially organized invasion of North Africa by the Caliphate began in 647. After leaving Medina, 20,000 Arabs joined in Memphis...

Algeria Under French Rule

In 1848, Algeria was declared a territory of France, divided into departments headed by prefects and by the French governor-general. The February Revolution of 1848...

Medieval History of Algeria

In the 7th century, Arabs invaded Algeria and the country's territory became part of the Arab Caliphate. Islamization occurred (and later - Arabization) of...

Prehistoric North Africa – Neolithic Period

The rock carvings of the Sahara, of which the most famous are the drawings from Tassilin-Adjer in Algeria, reflect living scenes of everyday life...

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