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Houses – History of Architecture

By |2018-04-13T17:02:44-07:00May 24th, 2017|Architecture, History|

History of houses: Sibudu Cave, South Africa, from the Stone Age Living in caves The first people lived without any kind of shelter, huddling under trees when it rained. They didn't have houses. After five million years of that, though, they started to make fires and live in caves or rough shelters built [...]

Egyptian Architecture

By |2018-04-09T23:55:18-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt, History|

Egyptian architecture: the pyramids at Giza, in Egypt, about 2500 BC People tend to think that Egyptian building styles stayed the same for the whole period of Ancient Egypt, from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the New Kingdom two thousand years later, but that's not true. The Egyptians [...]

African Buildings in Antiquity

By |2018-04-09T10:31:06-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, History|

African buildings: Hathor temple at Naqa (modern Sudan), ca. 10 AD African buildings in stone In the first centuries AD, African architects kept building more stone buildings, as trade continued to increase, and Africa kept on getting richer. In East Africa, the queens of Kush (in modern Sudan) built stone temples and palaces. The [...]

African Architecture

By |2018-10-11T10:27:20-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, History|

African architecture: the pyramids at Giza, in Egypt, about 2500 BC First African buildings Africa was probably the place where people first built any kind of building, because people lived in Africa before they lived anywhere else. But those early huts didn't last. Early history of Africa All our Africa articles What is [...]