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The Ancient Greeks of Libya, Cyrenaica Pentapolis

During the seventh century BC, the Greek world sought to explore and establish colonies throughout the Mediterranean coast. One of the rather earlier waves of Greek colonization took place in Libya. The tale of the Greeks in the region...

Bird Feared Extinct Spotted First Time After 24 Years

After 24 years of not being seen, the Dusky Tetraka bird was recently rediscovered in northeastern Madagascar. The small bird has an olive and yellow throat and moves around on the ground. A team from The Peregrine Fund's Madagascar Program...

Mysterious Bird-Like Tracks in Africa: World’s Oldest Bird or Something Else?

In southern Africa, fossil footprints have been discovered, revealing new insight into the early days of birds. These bird-like tracks suggest that the first birds might have appeared much earlier than we thought—around 210 million years ago—during the Triassic...

OXI Day in Uganda Marks Eternal Struggle for Freedom and Justice

The anniversary of OXI Day, the day in October 1940 when the Greek people refused to bow to the Italian request to conquer their nation, is always a cause of celebration throughout the world where Hellenism has set root. For...

The Ancient Greek Culture and Language in Africa

Greek language and culture spread in Africa after the conquests of Alexander the Great

Early Humans Followed River Route Out of Africa 84,000 Years Ago

Recent research led by experts from the University of Southampton in collaboration with scientists worldwide has shed light on the ancient migration that happened eighty thousand years ago from Africa into Eurasia through a river route. This study supports ideas...

Ancient Greece and Africa Share Long History

Africans and Ancient Greeks had long, rich history together often reflected in the depiction of Africa in Ancient Greek art. The first contact between Greeks and Africans was sometime during the Bronze Age. At this time, the Minoan culture...

Egyptian Shipwreck Proves Ancient Greek Historian Herodotus Right

An ancient shipwreck proves the Greek historian Herodotus was correct about the observations he made about Egyptian vessels nearly twenty-five centuries ago, archaeologists said recently. The shipwreck, discovered in the Nile River near the ancient, and now sunken, city of...

Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya

Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.

BRICS Announces Enlargement at Johannesburg Summit

The BRICS alliance just announced its enlargement to include Ethiopia, Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE this morning. The alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), was founded in 2010 in order to create an economic discussion that...