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World history timeline: from Jesus to 400 AD

By |2017-10-14T14:56:41+00:00September 10th, 2017|History, Romans, When|

Roman amphitheater (El Jem, Tunisia) The great empires formed during the last years before Christ continued peacefully through much of this period. In India, the Mauryan Empire collapsed. There was a period of smaller kingdoms. But by 319 AD northern India reunited under the Guptan Empire. In China, the Han Dynasty lasted until 220 AD, but then fell apart [...]

Amun – Egyptian god – religion in Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-21T12:09:40+00:00June 18th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|

The Egyptian god Amun is the blue figure in the center.(From the tomb of Rameses VI at Luxor) Why does Amun have blue skin? Amun (or Amon), in Egyptian religion, was the god of air and wind. He was sometimes invisible, like air. Other times artists showed Amun with blue skin, or as [...]

Ancient Meroe and Aksum – Early Sudan

By |2018-12-10T07:38:33+00:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Where|

Aksum obelisk Farming and donkeys The earliest people probably evolved from other primates  around a million years ago. That may have happened in or near what is now Sudan, south of Egypt. Early primates Early African history All our Africa articles At first all people were hunters and gatherers. But by around 4000 [...]

Early African History: fire, farming, Egypt, and the Bantu

By |2018-04-16T13:05:09+00:00May 17th, 2017|Africa, History|

Early African history: Pyramids at Giza, Egypt The first modern humans About three and a half million years ago, primates like chimpanzees in Africa started to come down out of the trees and evolve into modern people, walking upright and maybe swimming. The first modern people evolved about two million years ago. At this time, [...]