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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Where are Sudan pyramids mostly located

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Where are Sudan pyramids mostly located Sudan has the most pyramids and these facts are not taught in school Which country has the most pyramids; Sudan is the answer. Pyramid construction is recognized as Egyptian; Sudan has more than 350 pyramids, the most numerous in the world. Sudan has more than 350 pyramids, double the number found in Egypt. They were constructed in Nubia to serve as tombs for royal families and wealthy citizens. Nubian pyramids differ from the Egyptian because they were built tall and narrow with offering temples. The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia lies within present-day Sudan. Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. More than 350 pyramids grouped into five sites namely Meroë, El-Kurru, Jebel Barkal, Nuri, and later Sedeinga Sudan. They were constructed in Nubia over a period of a few hundred years to serve as tombs for the kings and queens and wealthy citizens. Where are

Egyptian Dukkah Herb Nut Spice Mix

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Egyptian Dukkah Herb Nut Spice Mix Homemade authentic Egyptian spice mix Dukkah, or Dukkha is an Egyptian spice mix of countless variations of herbs, toasted nuts and spices sprinkled over eggs, meat, poultry, pasta, rice or vegetables. You can use Dukkah as a rub for grilled ostrich, steak, chicken or fish.     Fresh market vendor Matrouh, Egypt Dukkha Egyptian spice mix of countless variations of herbs, toasted nuts and spices as a rub for grilled ostrich, steak, chicken or fish. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 25 min Egyptian Dukkah Herb Nut Spice Mix Ingredients: ½ cup cashew nuts toasted and chopped ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds 1 handful chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon salt Directions: Mix all ingredients well in an airtight container and store in a dry place. Egypt Name and Land Facts Occupying the northeast corner

Old and Modern Lighthouses of Egypt and Morocco

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Old and Modern Lighthouses of Egypt and Morocco Lighthouses of Egypt and Morocco Cap Spartel Lighthouse in Morocco Discover information on the oldest lighthouse in the world, the Pharos of Alexandria in the African country of Egypt. Point Cires is a peninsula and two islands off the northern coast of Morocco within the Strait of Gibraltar. Strait of Gibraltar is a vital shipping channel connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean, lying between southernmost Spain and northwestern most Africa. Strait of Gibraltar is 36 miles or 58 km long and narrows to 9 miles 15 km in width between Point Cires Morocco and Point Marroquí Spain. The islands have a lighthouse and many years ago, people decided to explore Strait of Gibraltar waters by boat. During the day, they could find their way back to the landing-place by looking for a pile of rocks that had been left there. These were the first-day marks. However, how could they find their way home at night? Since much of

Herbs have meanings

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Herbs have meanings Flowers are beautiful, but so are herbs. The spice rack is not just jars of spices you add a dash here and there, they also have a special meaning in herbal medicine art. The dictionary defines herbs as any non-woody seed bearing plant with leaves, seeds or flowers used for flavoring, medicine or scent. Spices are an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavor food. Many herbs in South Africa today are being produced for the valuable oils in their flowers and leaves. Herbs come from the leafy and green part of the plant however spices are parts of the plant other than the leafy bit such as the root, stem, bulb, bark or seeds. In South Africa flowers and foliage are distilled to extract essential oils that are used in aromatherapy, herbal medicine and in the food industry. Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness and has been Africa’s primary form of medicine since th

Ancestral Advice on Love

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Ancestral Advice on Love Here are ancestral tips on love advice; the main message is listen to your inner voice. Everyone receives all kinds of advice in life, both welcome and unwelcome. Most of this advice is easy to divide into two  columns  as good or bad. Good advice is when somebody counsels you and you think, “Oh, of course!” It might be advice about how to improve a relationship, or how to attract your soulmate. This kind of advice is easy to take. Bad advice is when somebody makes a suggestion and you have a clear sense that you do not agree with it. They might not respect their opinions, or you might know they have their own agenda that clashes. This kind of advice is easy to ignore. Here are ancestral tips on love advice; the main message is listen to your inner voice . What is it telling you about the advice you are hearing? Does it feel uncomfortable because the advice is wrong, or because the advice is right? Do you feel annoyed or defensiv

Fried Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants

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Fried Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants Fried Eggplants How to Fry Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants Healthier version of fried eggplants is roasted eggplants, potatoes and vegetables This simple Fried Eggplant recipe creates an easy crispy texture and only needs a couple of unique ingredients Chic African Culture Garden eggs?  What are garden eggs? Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is highly cultivated and valued in most sub-Saharan African countries. The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg. In African Igbo society, the garden egg represents fruitfulness and good fortune. Fried Coconut Garden Eggs Ingredients 1 large eggplant, peeled and finely diced 2 medium eggs, beaten 1½ coconut water ¼ cup coconut milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup coconut flakes Ground dry hot peppers to taste Salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying in a deep fat fr

Africa Did You Know Geography Facts

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Oodles of interesting true false fun facts and figures to keep you in the know of African geography. Take the quiz and see how much you know about Africa. African geography quiz Nine of the world's 25 largest countries by land area are in Africa True or False True False There are three countries that make up the Horn of Africa? True or False True False The Sahara desert is 3.3 million sq. miles and still growing larger? True or False True False Two of the top ten rivers are the world's longest rivers, the Nile and the Congo are in Africa? True or False True False Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, eSwatini, and Tanzania have at least two national capitals True or False True False The Sudd is a vast swamp in the north-central region of South Sudan? True or False True False Lake Victoria is not the world's largest tropical lake? True or False True False Africa Topography Quiz Answe

50 Years Pic of Kenya 1900 to 1950

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50 Years Pic of Kenya 1900 to 1950 Kenya 1900 to 1950 black and white photos of life, music, and smiles. Learn where Kenya is plus facts and key information. Teach everything you know African women making rugs in Kenya at Fort Hall near Nyeri in 1946. Kenyan men listening to musical instruments, Mombasa, Kenya 1905 Coffee picking north of Nairobi Kenya in 1936 Kikuyu Tribe in Nyeri, Mt. Kenya 1935 Karantania market day between Nairobi and Nyeri in 1930 Rift Valley Nairobi Kikuyu woman on the road home 1920 Where in Africa is Kenya Kenya is in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. Kenya has five border countries in all, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The population is heavily concentrated in the west along the shore of LakeVictoria ; other areas of high density include the capital of Nairobi, and in the southeast along the Indian Ocean coast. Kenya is the

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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