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Pyramids - The Inside Story

Follow a team as they reconstruct how the pyramids of Egypt were built on NOVA’s “This Old Pyramid.” On this Web site, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyrami

Pharaonic Egypt

This site is based on what is considered more or less orthodox chronology, which of course means that there are other, ‘deviant’ chronologies. On the whole I prefer the plodding examinati

The Nubia Salvage Project

To the ancient Mediterranean world, the land south of Egypt was a territory of mystery and legend. Wealth and exotic products came from there. It was the home of the Ethiopians, whom Homer called blam

Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Historically, many Egyptologists focused primarily on the very visible aspects of ancient Egyptian society, such as the pyramids, much to the bain of those interested in more than just monumental arch

Kwame Nkrumah' Information and Resource Site

This site is an authoritative information source on aspects of Kwame Nkrumah’s life and works. It focuses primarily on his efforts to establish a Pan-African strategy and African centered outloo

Islamic Manuscripts from Mali

Islamic Manuscripts from Mali features 32 manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha, both in Timbuktu, Mali. The manuscripts presented o

Ethiopia: A Country Study

This edition of Ethiopia: A Country Study examines the revolutionary government’s record until a few months before its demise. Subsequent events are discussed in the Introduction. Like its prede

Discovering Ancient Egypt

I hope you enjoy this website it has a basic description of hieroglyphic writing, you can have fun with the Hieroglyphic Typewriter – you can write your name in the ancient script and email secret

Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu

Timbuktu, Mali, is the legendary city founded as a commercial center in West Africa nine hundred years ago. Dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries, the ancient manuscripts presented in this exhibi

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

Most histories of mathematics devote only a few pages to Ancient Egypt and to northern Africa during the ‘Middle Ages´. Generally they ignore the history of mathematics in Africa south of the S

Four Great African Empires That Astonished the World

A quick scan of online message boards will tell you that worldwide awareness of African history — aside from ancient Egypt — is seriously limited, to say the least. A Quora commenter asks,

The rise and fall of Mali and Songhai

Sometimes history seems to repeat itself. The rise and fall of two medieval kingdoms of West Africa is an example of this. Mali and Songhai, as well as the smaller kingdom of Ghana before them, were o