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2 10, 2017

Who built Great Zimbabwe? Central African history

By |2019-08-22T23:46:16-07:00October 2nd, 2017|Africa|0 Comments

Central Africa in the Middle Ages: Great Zimbabwe Iron comes to Central Africa Besides South Africa, central Africa is the most isolated part of Africa. For many years, the people who lived here saw almost nobody from outside their own area. So it took longer for people in Central Africa to find out about [...]

23 06, 2017

History of Tea – Ancient China

By |2018-04-20T00:09:43-07:00June 23rd, 2017|China, Food|0 Comments

Harvesting tea in China Wild tea bushes grew in southern China, where people first began in the Stone Age to make tea by drying tea leaves and then steeping them in hot water. By about 2000 BC, even before they were farming wheat, people in southern China were growing tea bushes on farms. [...]

24 05, 2017

History of Tanzania – African History

By |2018-04-13T15:40:10-07:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, History|0 Comments

Kilwa By 1500 AD, people in Tanzania were doing pretty well. They did a lot of trading with India and the Arabian Peninsula from their biggest port at Kilwa, and other smaller ports. They bought silk and cotton cloth, steel knives, Indian and Chinese medicine, and spices like pepper and cinnamon. To get [...]

24 05, 2017

African Economy – Early Modern

By |2019-05-21T19:54:33-07:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, Economy|0 Comments

Early modern African economy: Guinea Cloth (Cotton) Early Modern African economy In the late 1400s AD, Portuguese traders figured out how to sail to West Africa instead of getting there by caravan routes across the Sahara Desert. Medieval ships and sailing Charles V and Portugal Medieval African economy All our Africa articles What [...]

24 05, 2017

History of Mozambique – African History

By |2018-04-21T12:09:39-07:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, History|0 Comments

Chapel of Our Lady of Baluarte - the oldest European building south of the Equator (Isla de Mozambique, 1522, thanks to Jason Inslee) In 1500 AD, the Bantu Chikuyo Chisamarengu ruled Mutapa kingdom in northern Zimbabwe and Mozambique. African traders sold gold, ivory, seashells, and animal skins - even the occasional giraffe! - [...]