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24 07, 2017

Hafsid Dynasty – Medieval Islam

By |2019-08-01T10:07:11-07:00July 24th, 2017|Africa, History, Islam|0 Comments

The Hafsid Dynasty minted gold coins like this one The Hafsids replace the Almohads In the early 1200s AD, the Almohad empire fell apart into Marinid, Christian, and Hafsid kingdoms. The middle of North Africa broke away from the Almohad dynasty in 1229 AD. Modern Tunisia, western Libya, and eastern Algeria came under the leadership of Abu Zakariya. People called his [...]

19 05, 2017

Early African Art

By |2019-08-11T12:44:13-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Art|0 Comments

Early African art from Blombos Cave, South Africa (ca. 80,000 BC) South African art People were producing art in South Africa even before the first people left Africa for other parts of the world. The earliest art we know about comes from Blombos Cave in South Africa, where there are carvings and bead [...]