24 07, 2017

Hafsid Dynasty – Medieval Islam

By |2019-08-01T10:07:11-07:00July 24th, 2017|Africa, History, Islam|Comments Off on Hafsid Dynasty – Medieval Islam

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 [...]

19 05, 2017

Ibn Khaldun

By |2019-09-07T16:09:20-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Economy, Literature|Comments Off on Ibn Khaldun

Palace of the Hafsids in Tunis (now the Bardo Museum) - where the economist Ibn Khaldun spent time Ibn Khaldun's childhood The economist Ibn Khaldun was born in Tunis, in [...]

19 05, 2017

Early African Pottery

By |2018-04-09T10:31:08-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Art|Comments Off on Early African Pottery

Early African pottery: Vase from Nubia (modern Sudan), ca. 3000 BC The idea of making pottery got started in China and Japan about 14,000 BC. People probably used clay pots [...]

18 05, 2017

Carthage – Berbers and Phoenicians – North African History

By |2019-02-13T09:19:42-08:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History|1 Comment

North African history: Punic houses in Carthage (146 BC) Who were the Berbers? The first people to live along the North African coast were Berbers. The Berbers were nomadic shepherds [...]

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