Millennium History

History of Africa

  • Pharaohs of Egypt - History of the Pharaohs of Egypt

    Thutmose I , Pharaoh of Egypt (1524-1518 BC) of the 18th dynasty, successor to his brother-in-law Amenhotep I (who reigned 1551-1524 BC). An outstanding military man, he was the first pharaoh to be buried in the Valley of the Kings. Thutmose II , Pharaoh of Egypt (1518-1504 BC), son of Thutmose I

  • Egyptian Education - History of Egyptian Education

    Hieroglyphics For nearly 15 centuries, humanity has been fascinated by Egyptian hieroglyphics without understanding their meaning. The Egyptian priests of the fourth century AD were the last men to use this language. They, by keeping the language so closed, caused the meaning of these messages to

  • egyptian economy

    The main economic activity of the Egyptians was agriculture. The Egyptians cultivated wheat, barley, flax, cotton, vegetables, fruits and papyrus, a plant with which they made a good quality paper.They didnt just work with agriculture, they also with the raising of oxen, goats, sheep, ducks and also

  • gods of egypt

    Gods of Egypt were the deities worshiped by the Egyptians and had great importance in everyday life and local religiosity. The Gods of Egypt were the deities that were part of the Egyptian religion. There was a wide variety of gods in this religion, and so we understand the Egyptians to be polythei

  • Egypt's Decline - History of Egypt's Decline

    After the twelfth century BC, Egypt was successively invaded by different peoples. In 670 BC, the Assyrians conquered Egypt, dominating it for eight years. After liberating itself from the Assyrians, Egypt began a phase of economic recovery and cultural brilliance known as the Saite renaissance. Thi

  • Geographical Features of Egypt

    Located in northeast Africa, Ancient Egypt was limited to the north by the Mediterranean Sea, to the south by Nubia (present-day Sudan), to the east by the Red Sea and to the west with the Libyan desert.Its narrow and long territory was divided into two large regions:Upper Egypt (the valley region)

  • Egyptian Art and Architecture - History of Egyptian Art and Architecture

    Buildings, paintings, sculptures and applied arts of ancient Egypt, from prehistory to the Roman conquest in 30 BC. The history of Egypt was the longest of all the ancient civilizations that flourished around the Mediterranean, stretching almost without interruption from approximately 3000 BC. to th

  • anubis

    Anubis was a deity that was part of Egyptian religiosity. He had a relationship with death and the afterlife and was represented as a jackal. Anubis he was the god of the dead and mummification for the ancient Egyptians. This deity had a strong relationship with death and the afterlife. Over time,

  • Ancient Egyptian Empire - History of the Ancient Egyptian Empire

    When talking about Ancient Egypt, the first things that come to mind are the images of the great pyramids, the mummies and artifacts in the museums, the temples and the atmosphere of adventure that surrounds everything that it concerns the time of the pharaohs, which literature and cinema show us as

  • Tutankhamun's Curse

    By Rainer Sousa The legends and myths surrounding the pyramids attract many people and reinforce the mysterious side that surrounds ancient Egyptian culture. This mystery began to be instigated with the fever of excavations and archaeological expeditions that took over ancient Egyptian cities. In 19

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza

    By Rainer Sousa Of all the wonders of antiquity, the Great Pyramid of Giza, located in Egypt, is the only one that can still be seen by tourists today. As proof of the veneration that the Egyptians had for the pharaoh, this monument questions many of the prejudices that usually link the Ancient Worl

  • Religion of the Arabs - History of the religion of the Arabs

    Islam Islam is one of the most important world religions (Muslim population is estimated at over 935 million), originating in the Arabian peninsula and based on the teachings of Muhammad (570-632), called the Prophet. According to the Quran, Islam is the universal and primordial religion. The Mus

  • Islamic fundamentalism

    By Rainer Sousa From a theological point of view, fundamentalism it is a religious manifestation where practitioners of a particular belief promote a literal understanding of their sacred literature. Not limited to the reality of the eastern world, religious fundamentalism appears among some Christi

  • Map of countries of Arab influence

    Although the term Semitic is popularly used to designate the followers of Judaism, in reality it refers to those peoples who speak Semitic languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew. Semites live in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, as can be seen in the illustration.

  • Arabic Literature - History of Arabic Literature

    Introduction literature of Arabic-speaking peoples and one of the main vehicles of Islamic civilization. Classical Arabic literature emerged from religious and erudite reflections. Medieval period The most outstanding example of Arabic literature is the Koran, a book that Muslims believe was

  • Arab Civilization - The history of the Arabs

    The Arab or Islamic civilization emerged in the Middle East, on a desert peninsula located between Asia and Africa. It is an area of ​​approximately one million square kilometers, with hundreds of thousands covered by a huge desert, dotted with a few oases and a mountain range to the west. Only a na

  • Arab Art and Architecture - History of Arab Art and Architecture

    Introduction Art and architecture from the areas of the Middle East, North Africa, North India and Spain that belonged to the territory of Islam at different times from the 7th century onwards. Isfahans Masjid-i-Sha is a madrasa (school for students of Islam), within which there is also a mosqu

  • Arabs in the Iberian Peninsula - History of the Iberian Peninsula

    The Iberian Peninsula, corresponding to the future territory of Portugal and Spain, was conquered by the Arabs between the years 711 — with the victory of the Berber Tarique ibn Ziyad, in the battle of Guadalete or Guadibeca — and 713 The invaders called the new space al-Garb al-Andalus. Islamic d

  • Quran

    Introduction sacred text of Islam. The name, in Arabic, means read or recited. This word may be an Arabized form of Syrian origin and applies to the book that contains, for Muslims, a series of revelations from Allah (God) to Muhammad. These revelations began in the first decades of the 7th centur

  • The Arabic Language - History of the Arabic Language

    The Arabic language is used in different dialects from Morocco to Iraq. Among Muslims it is considered a sacred language, since it was through it that the Quran was revealed. From 622 AD, the year of the Hegira (when Muhammad fled from Mecca and took refuge in Medina, marking the beginning of the Mu

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