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À la rédaction d’Histoire et Images médiévales, nous aimons beaucoup les exportateurs et les grands voyageurs du Moyen âge, du Jean de Plancarpin (voir ici) en passant par Marco Polo (à écout…

King Mansa Musa of Mali named richest person of all time - NY Daily News

Ancient Manuscripts showcase the civilization of West Africans during the Middle Ages.

Timbuktu Manuscripts

Ancient Manuscripts showcase the civilization of West Africans during the Middle Ages.

Medieval Map of The Holy Land, the 16th century, English ~ P. D. A. Harvey's most recent book presented eight regional maps of Palestine, drawn between the 12th and the 14th centuries. Some of those maps survive as the work of the original mapmaker, most notably those of Matthew Paris; others are copies or derivatives of original maps that are now lost.

From the Medieval Medieval Maps of the Holy Land'. Image: The Acre map of Matthew Paris

Written around 1487, this pilgrimage guide from Constance to Jerusalem depicts several of the cities along the journey, including the port of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea.

Images of the Medieval City

Image of Rhodes - "Description of a journey from Konstanz to Jerusalem" records in diary form the pilgrimage undertaken by the German knight (as well as town mayor and architect) Konrad von Grünenberg in 1487

The Dahomey Amazons or Mino were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin which lasted until the end of the 19th century. French newspaper Le Petit Journal.February 28,1891. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahomey_Amazons http://www.wikihistoria.eu/2014/12/las-amazonas.html

The Dahomey Amazons or Mino were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin which lasted until the end of the 19th century. French newspaper Le Petit Journal.February 28,1891. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahomey_Amazons http://www.wikihistoria.eu/2014/12/las-amazonas.html

Queen Amina of Zaria: Born(1533-1610?), Reigned(1588-1589?) Artist: Floyd Cooper (1956-) Amina Mohamud (also called Aminatu) was a Hausa Muslim Warrior Queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now north central Nigeria. She was a brilliant military strategist she fought many wars and won them all. Amina is credited with building the famous Zaria wall. She is remembered today as “Amina, Yar Bakwa ta san rana,” meaning “Amina, daughter of Nikatau, a woman as capable as a man.”

Queen Amina of Zaria: Artist: Floyd Cooper Amina Mohamud (also called Aminatu) was a Hausa Muslim Warrior Queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now.

Garcia II Nkanga a Lukeni a Nzenze a Ntumba, also known as Garcia Afonso for short, ruled the Kingdom of Kongo from 1641 to 1661; he is sometimes considered Kongo's greatest king for his religious piety and his near expulsion of the Portuguese from Angola.

Portrait of the King of Kongo/Germany? by Albert Eckhout African King Moorish King

Map showing the various barbarian kingdoms established after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

Map showing the various barbarian kingdoms established after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire

Authentic Handmade African Mudcloth - These traditional African mudcloth fabrics are handwoven and made one at a time. They're great for clothing, home decor, and crafts. African artisans hand-dye symbols into these fabrics in order to tell stories of their villages and African proverbs. Mudcloth has a long tradition of being used by West African warriors and hunters to camouflage themselves. #fabric #homedecor #mudcloth #surfacedesign #sewing #sew #makeit #diy #tradition #africa #african

Authentic Handmade African Mudcloth - These traditional African mudcloth fabrics are handwoven and made one at a time. They're great for clothing, home decor, and crafts. African artisans hand-dye symbols into these fabrics in order to tell stories of their villages and African proverbs. Mudcloth has a long tradition of being used by West African warriors and hunters to camouflage themselves. #fabric #homedecor #mudcloth #surfacedesign #sewing #sew #makeit #diy #tradition #africa #african

Africa has over 1000 miles of coastline, the largest desert in the world, savannahs, rain forests, jungles, mountains, and the longest river in the world. Along with many endangered species. Because of this myths are closely tied to nature.

Topographical Map of Africa; There are a multitude of geographic regions in Africa; The Top and bottom of the continent are desert lands where as the middle has more Jungles and green landscapes.

Africa | Propped by rubble, logs, and faith, a family compound at Yenndouma, Mali, clings to a rock face. (National Geographic, 1969)

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