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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

exploringalandalus:

A depiction of Moors playing the board game commonly known as chess and one playing a harp in Alfonso X’s Libro de los Juegos (“Book of Games”, 1283 AD)

exploringalandalus:

A depiction of Moors playing the board game commonly known as chess and one playing a harp in Alfonso X’s Libro de los Juegos (“Book of Games”, 1283 AD)

(Source: taneter.org)

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#moors  #alfonso X  #libro de los juegos  #book of games  #chess  #board game  #medieval 
Queen Nefertari playing Senet, 19th Dynasty
Senet is one of the oldest known board games. It has been found in Predynastic and First Dynasty burials of ancient Egypt, between 3500 BC and 3100 BC.. It was one of the most popular games of Egypt

Queen Nefertari playing Senet, 19th Dynasty

Senet is one of the oldest known board games. It has been found in Predynastic and First Dynasty burials of ancient Egypt, between 3500 BC and 3100 BC.. It was one of the most popular games of Egypt

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#senet  #senat  #board game  #predynastic  #ancient egypt  #chess  #queen  #nefertari  #old kingdom  #new kingdom  #Rameses the Great  #19th Dynasty 
Ancient Egyptian soldiers of the 11th Dynasty
Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty
Tomb of Mesehti, Cairo Museum

 

Ancient Egyptian soldiers of the 11th Dynasty

 

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#ancient egypt  #upper egypt  #middle kingdom  #army  #soldiers  #mesehti  #cairo  #museum  #Asyut  #11th dynasty  #wooden figures 
afrographique:

An infographic mapping the largest African nations by population. Data from 2012.

afrographique:

An infographic mapping the largest African nations by population. Data from 2012.

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#cartography  #map  #africa 
nok-ind:

Old map of Africa. Created by Frederick Herman Moll, published in London, 1710
One of the most decorative Maps of Africa after 1700.
Click on the picture to see it in large and read the text.
This is a map of Africa in 1710 before and whilst Europe was in the process of dismembering African states and reshaping them into the  majority of Artificial states we now know as African Countries.
Notice:
Africans defined their land by their own standards, governed and dictated by themselves.
Europeans did not know that much about Africa (Shame on them). 

nok-ind:

Old map of Africa. Created by Frederick Herman Moll, published in London, 1710

One of the most decorative Maps of Africa after 1700.

Click on the picture to see it in large and read the text.

This is a map of Africa in 1710 before and whilst Europe was in the process of dismembering African states and reshaping them into the  majority of Artificial states we now know as African Countries.

Notice:

  • Africans defined their land by their own standards, governed and dictated by themselves.
  • Europeans did not know that much about Africa (Shame on them). 
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#map of africa  #cartography  #frederick herman moll  #map  #history  #before berlin conference 
"……..Now then, once you see that the condition that we’re in is directly related to our lack of knowledge concerning the history of the black man, only then can you realize the importance of knowing something about the history of the black man. The black man’s history - when you refer to him as the black man you go way back, but when you refer to him as a Negro, you can only go as far back as the Negro goes. And when you go beyond the shores of America you can’t find a Negro. So if you go beyond the shores of America in history, looking for the history of the black man, and you’re looking for him under the term Negro, you won’t find him. He doesn’t exist. So you end up thinking that you didn’t play any role in history."
- Malcolm X
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#malcolm x  #black history  #african history  #qoute  #pyramids  #khemet  #african heritage  #el-hajj malik el-shabazz 
The ankh also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning “cross with a handle”), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “life”.
It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.
 

The ankh also known as key of lifethe key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning “cross with a handle”), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “life”.

It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.

 

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#ankh  #ancient egypt  #khemet  #key of life  #egyptian  #african symbol  #amulet 

Sahure was the second pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 5th Dynasty.

Statue of Sahure Metropolitan museum of Art.

 

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#sahure  #ancient egypt  #5th dynasty  #Metropolitan Museum  #art  #pharaoh  #history  #africa 
Huni was an ancient Egyptian king and last pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty during the Old Kingdom period. He succeeded Pharaoh Khaba to the throne of Egypt. Following the Turin king list, he is commonly credited with a reign of 24 years, ending c. 2600 BC.
Pic 1 .Pink granite head attributed to Huni, Brooklyn Museum
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Huni was an ancient Egyptian king and last pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty during the Old Kingdom period. He succeeded Pharaoh Khaba to the throne of Egypt. Following the Turin king list, he is commonly credited with a reign of 24 years, ending c. 2600 BC.

Pic 1 .Pink granite head attributed to Huni, Brooklyn Museum

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#huni  #Turin king list  #ancient egypt  #pharaoh  #3rd dynasty  #brooklyn museum  #khemet  #meidum pyramid  #history  #old kingdom 
Djoser was an ancient Egyptian king(pharaoh) of the 3rd dynasty (approx. 2668 BC). The third Dynasty marks the beginning of the Old Kingdom , which has also been called “The Age of the Pyramids”. This pharoah commissioned the first Pyramid in ancient Egypt “The Step Pyramid” constructed by his chief architect and scribe Imhotep.
Pic 1. Limestone statue of Djoser,  Egyptian Museum in Cairo
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Djoser was an ancient Egyptian king(pharaoh) of the 3rd dynasty (approx. 2668 BC). The third Dynasty marks the beginning of the Old Kingdom , which has also been called “The Age of the Pyramids”. This pharoah commissioned the first Pyramid in ancient Egypt “The Step Pyramid” constructed by his chief architect and scribe Imhotep.

Pic 1. Limestone statue of Djoser,  Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Read More. 

 

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#djoser  #Netjerikhet  #imhotep  #step pyramid  #ancient egypt  #pharoah  #3rd dynasty  #pyramids of djoser  #zoers  #saqqara  #egyptian  #museum  #cairo  #old kingdom 
Coptic Cross
There are a variety of Cross symbols used by the Coptic Christians.The original “Coptic cross” may have been influenced by the ankh symbol and was adopted by early Christian Gnostics, most notably Valentinus of Alexandria, Egypt.
Old Coptic crosses often incorporate a circle; sometimes large, sometimes small.



Original Coptic cross

The Coptic cross is widely used in the Coptic church and the Ethiopian and Eretrian churches. Many Copts have the cross tattooed on the inside of their right arm. The Coptic cross in its modern and ancient forms is considered a sign of faith and pride to the Copts. The Ethiopians Christians wear it as a symbol of faith. Read More


(Source: Wikipedia)

Coptic Cross

There are a variety of Cross symbols used by the Coptic Christians.The original “Coptic cross” may have been influenced by the ankh symbol and was adopted by early Christian Gnostics, most notably Valentinus of AlexandriaEgypt.

Old Coptic crosses often incorporate a circle; sometimes large, sometimes small.

Original Coptic cross
The Coptic cross is widely used in the Coptic church and the Ethiopian and Eretrian churches. Many Copts have the cross tattooed on the inside of their right arm. The Coptic cross in its modern and ancient forms is considered a sign of faith and pride to the Copts. The Ethiopians Christians wear it as a symbol of faith. Read More
(Source: Wikipedia)
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#coptic cross  #coptic  #ethiopia  #eretria  #copts  #ankh  #gnostics  #alexandria  #egypt  #Christianity  #africa  #history 
afro-life:

Bob Marley studying some bible scriptures.with ethiopian coptic cross

afro-life:

Bob Marley studying some bible scriptures.
with ethiopian coptic cross

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#Bob Marley  #bible  #scriptires  #ethopian  #coptic  #cross