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Scene of the Battle of Corinth (146 BC): last day before the Roman legions looted and burned the Greek city of Corinth. ...
04/03/2023

Scene of the Battle of Corinth (146 BC): last day before the Roman legions looted and burned the Greek city of Corinth.

Elaborate hairstyles of ancient Rome: Bust of a Roman lady, 130-140 CE
04/03/2023

Elaborate hairstyles of ancient Rome: Bust of a Roman lady, 130-140 CE

Terracotta bust of PersephoneEgypt late period - 712-332 BCNational archeological museumAthens - Greece
22/04/2021

Terracotta bust of Persephone
Egypt late period - 712-332 BC
National archeological museum
Athens - Greece

08/01/2021

Happy New Year to all our esteemed followers. Let's do more in 2021. God bless you as you come along with us to have his...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year to all our esteemed followers. Let's do more in 2021. God bless you as you come along with us to have historical year.

Do you know ?Under Nigerian Law, a woman can sue (to court) a man who had agreed to marry her and later broke off the en...
27/12/2020

Do you know ?

Under Nigerian Law, a woman can sue (to court) a man who had agreed to marry her and later broke off the engagement. It is known as "Breach of Promise to Marry".
Happy Last Sunday of the Year.

Somewhere in Ghana
24/12/2020

Somewhere in Ghana

Around the year 1590, Alaafin Obalokun of the Oyo Empire, who introduced salt for domestic use throughout Yorubaland, se...
21/12/2020

Around the year 1590, Alaafin Obalokun of the Oyo Empire, who introduced salt for domestic use throughout Yorubaland, sent about 800 ambassadors to King Philip I of Portugal. None of them returned.

TODAY IN HISTORY (SEPTEMBER 11)2001 – At 8:46 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded wi...
11/09/2020

TODAY IN HISTORY (SEPTEMBER 11)
2001 – At 8:46 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.
As the evacuation of the tower and its twin got underway, television cameras broadcast live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident. Then, 18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767—United Airlines Flight 175—appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center, and sliced into the south tower near the 60th floor.
The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and onto the streets below. It immediately became clear that America was under attack.
Almost 3,000 people lost their lives and thousands more were injured in the attacks, which targeted the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon - both key symbols of America's global power and influence.

Four children for sale, inquire within. Chicago, 1948.
16/08/2020

Four children for sale, inquire within. Chicago, 1948.

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII.
14/08/2020

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII.

When First bank opened a branch at Kano  in 1929, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata the grand father of  Aliko Dangote  opened an ...
06/08/2020

When First bank opened a branch at Kano in 1929, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata the grand father of Aliko Dangote opened an account depositing 20 camel load of Silver coins, making him the first businessman to deposit money into a bank in Nigeria.

One of the first mobile vacuum cleaners, Siemens de-dusting pump in 1906.
05/08/2020

One of the first mobile vacuum cleaners, Siemens de-dusting pump in 1906.

Thousands of Terracotta Soldiers at XIAN, CHINA. 3th century BC.
05/08/2020

Thousands of Terracotta Soldiers at XIAN, CHINA.
3th century BC.

The tragic story of an African woman, Sara Baartman and the hard life she went through from European colonists.Sara's li...
04/08/2020

The tragic story of an African woman, Sara Baartman and the hard life she went through from European colonists.

Sara's life was of hardship. It is speculated she was born in South Africa's Eastern Cape in 1789, her mother died when she was two and her father, a cattle driver, died when she was an adolescent. She got into domestic service in Cape Town after a Dutch colonist murdered her partner, with whom she had had a baby who died.

In October 1810, although illiterate, Sara 'allegedly signed' a 'contract' with English surgeon William Dunlop and mixed-race entrepreneur Hendrik Cesars, in whose household she worked, saying she would travel to England to take part in shows. Apparently, the contract terms were she would travel with Hendrik and Dunlop to England & Ireland to work as a servant, and exhibited for entertainment purposes, she was to receive 'a portion of earnings’ from her exhibitions and be allowed to return to South Africa after 5 years.

Two reasons make her ‘signing’ appear dubious. The first is that she was illiterate and came from a background that didn't write or keep records.
Secondly, the Cesar families experienced financial woes and it is suspected that they used Sara to make money.

Sara's buttocks and colouring made her object of fascination by the colonists who presumed they were racially superior. She was then brought to London where she was displayed to English audience to view her half naked body displayed in a cage that was about a metre and half high.
During her time with Dunlop and Cesar, the campaign against slavery in Britain was in motion and as a result, the treatment of Sara was called to question. Her 'employers' were brought to trial but faced no real consequences.

They produced a document that had allegedly been signed by Sara and her own testimony which claimed she was not being mistreated.

Her ‘contract’ was, however, amended and she became entitled to ‘better conditions’, 'greater profit share' and 'warm clothes'.

In 1814 Hendrik Cesar, took her to Paris where he sold her to a showman Reaux, a man who showcased animals. He exhibited her around Paris and reaped financial benefits from the public’s fascination with Sara’s body. He began exhibiting her in a cage alongside a baby rhinoceros.

March of 1815, she was examined by a commission of zoologists and physiologists and was also painted in the n**e, they concluded that she was a link between animals and humans. Thus, Sara was used to help emphasise the stereotype that Africans were oversexed and a lesser race.
Her health declined and she died at the age of 26, of unknown causes. Within hours of death, French scientist, Georges Cuvier, was granted permission to dissect her. He paid special attention to her buttocks, private parts and brain. After the dissection, her skeleton, together with her brain and external private parts, were mounted on a stand for display at a museum in France.

President Nelson Mandela in 1995, requested that the French government return the remains of Sara so she could be laid to rest. The process took eight years, as the French had to draft a carefully worded bill that would not allow other countries to claim treasures taken by the French.

Finally on the sixth of March 2002, Sara was brought back home to South Africa where she was buried. On 9 August 2002, Women’s Day, a public holiday in South Africa, Sara was buried at Hankey in the Eastern Cape Province.

The End.

Sources: BBC SOUTH AFRICA HISTORY.

1964 saw an African man drinking from a fountain meant for whites.  Facts.
26/06/2020

1964 saw an African man drinking from a fountain meant for whites.
Facts.

Today in HistoryHenry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster AbbeyOn June 24, 1509, Henry VIII and Katherine of ...
24/06/2020

Today in History
Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
On June 24, 1509, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England in a ceremony of pomp and splendour at Westminster Abbey. The coronation ceremony was performed by William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Despite having six wives only Queen Katherine of Aragon and Queen Anne Boleyn received a coronation. What is interesting is that on this day in 1509 King Henry VIII took an oath which he would later amend to reflect his views about the relationship between the sovereign crown and the church. Henry VIII was a fierce-looking man. He would use his build and masculinity to hold court. It was evident that most members of court feared the King for his looks, power and frequent mood swings. This is a very different style to that of our Queen Elizabeth II, who throughout her sixty years has used grace and beauty to take the monarchy into the future.
Following the crowning of Henry VIII a magnificent banquet was held in Westminster Hall. Westminster Hall is the oldest part of the Parliamentary Estate. Her Majesty the Queen delivered a humble address to Parliament to mark her Diamond Jubilee in the very same space. As a young man, King Henry VIII was a handsome and clever man, much different from the infamous portraits of the latter days of the King’s reign.
King Henry was a politically influential monarch. In fact his break with the church has lasted until today where the Queen still holds the office of Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The King ruled with an iron fist, his word was law. Henry VIII is Queen Elizabeth II’s 12th Great Grand Uncle. The reign of Henry VIII was very different to the 60 year reign of our current Queen; however I am certain that Queen Elizabeth II will be just as famous in five hundred and four years to come.

Ethiopia's last Emperor, Haile Selassie was a descendant of King Solomon. He ruled from 1930-1974.He is worshipped by Ra...
24/06/2020

Ethiopia's last Emperor, Haile Selassie was a descendant of King Solomon. He ruled from 1930-1974.

He is worshipped by Rastafarians.

He defeated Italy, when they invaded Ethiopia.

He kept lions as pets.

His ancestor, Menelik I, was King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba's child.

Makeda, the Queen of Sheba was mentioned in the Bible and the Quran. She is said to have gone on a trip to Jerusalem to learn from King Solomon. They became fond of each other and had a son, Menelik I in the 10th Century.

This was stated in the 1955 Ethiopian Constitution.

Five-year old Albert Einstein
20/06/2020

Five-year old Albert Einstein

Ethiopian Priest with an old Bible written in Ge'ez language. This Bible is 800 years old.
17/06/2020

Ethiopian Priest with an old Bible written in Ge'ez language. This Bible is 800 years old.

A Nigerian officer teaches a young woman how to use an assault rifle, during the civil war, as his soldiers look on, 196...
16/06/2020

A Nigerian officer teaches a young woman how to use an assault rifle, during the civil war, as his soldiers look on, 1968.

Knife throwing fun game, 1881
16/06/2020

Knife throwing fun game, 1881

Comic book readers, New York City, 1947.
15/06/2020

Comic book readers, New York City, 1947.

Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti in a Black Maria after being arrested, on charges of illegally attempting to export £1,600 i...
15/06/2020

Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti in a Black Maria after being arrested, on charges of illegally attempting to export £1,600 in foreign currency abroad, by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Military Government, 1984.

Dinosaur footprints in France.
14/06/2020

Dinosaur footprints in France.

Targa the elephant disembarks from a train in the Bronx, 1963. 🐘
14/06/2020

Targa the elephant disembarks from a train in the Bronx, 1963. 🐘

A foot reliquary of Saint James, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Circa 1250.
14/06/2020

A foot reliquary of Saint James, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.
Circa 1250.

This is the car in which Gen. Murtala Mohammed was killed inside in 1976.The car is inside Onikan Museum, Lagos.
13/06/2020

This is the car in which Gen. Murtala Mohammed was killed inside in 1976.

The car is inside Onikan Museum, Lagos.

A girl trying to cut a sunbeam, 1886.Shot by: Adam Diston.
12/06/2020

A girl trying to cut a sunbeam, 1886.
Shot by: Adam Diston.

The Hercules Gate... Ephesus, Turkey
12/06/2020

The Hercules Gate... Ephesus, Turkey

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