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The Egyptian Mysteries: Mummies and the Sphinx

What do you know about the Great Sphinx and Mummies? Sphinx and Mummies are two ancient Egyptian mysteries; one a rock sculpture and other, a culture. Egyptians are highly religious people; though they believed in many gods and goddesses. The Egyptians also believed in an afterlife to which human souls journeyed after death. They built…
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Using a stone to cut a hole in a patient’s skull cures certain illness

In prehistoric times, using a stone to cut a patient’s skull was used to cure headaches, mental illness, or epilepsy. The first known surgical treatment was an operation called trephining. Trephining ‘trepanning’ involved using a stone instrument to cut a hole in a patient’s skull. In prehistoric times people believed that angry gods or evil…
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Where did Ice Cream originated?

The origination of ice cream can be traced back to Rome in the 4th century BCE. The Roman emperor Nero ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings. In the 13th century, Marco Polo learned the Chinese method of creating ice and milk concoctions and brought it back to Europe.…
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Factors that led to the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914

The amalgamation of the three areas that existed separately between 1861 and 1913 to form Nigeria was due to some reasons. INCREASED REVENUE IN THE SOUTH Between 1900 and 1913, there was a steady increase in the revenue of the southern protectorate while British treasury continued to give subsidy to the northern protectorate. The southern…
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Where Is The Golden Horn, Caracas, Winter Palace

GOLDEN HORN Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, and is the only major city on two continents – Asia and Europe. European Istanbul is divided into old and modern sections by the Golden Horn, an inlet of the Bosporus Strait. The old section lies south of the Golden Horn, and the modern section lies…
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30 commonly used words derived from Greek language

I hope you are aware that not all of the words we speak in the English language are English words. Some of these words are borrowed from French, Spanish, Roman, Greek, etc. Here are 30 commonly used words derived from the Greek language. Alphabet Bicycle Dinosaur Economy Harmony Idea Monarchy Orgy Problem Statistic Telephone Rhinoceros…
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Notable Memorials and Monuments in USA

Monuments and memorials are quite the same. Monuments are large architectural structures. Memorials are intended to help us remember people who have passed away. Bridges, parks, major roads and streets, learning institutions named after presidents memorialize their names. Four American presidents (Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington) have their face carved into…
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Where were the first clowns found?

Clowns were first seen in the ancient Egyptian courts around the year 2270 BCE. The comic spirit of clowning exists in just about every known culture. It is as old as civilization and makes us laugh, whatever age we are. The western tradition of clowning can be traced to ancient Greece where strolling clowns were…
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5 awkward but meaningful African proverbs

Many of African’s literary works are filled with fearful grammars that at first sight seem awkward. Take for instance; the literary works of Professor Wole Soyinka needs your uninterrupted concentration and calmness to assimilate his words. The same can be said of some African proverbs. Hearing or reading about them might at first sound crazy…
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Why did humans begin eating meat?

It should have felt unnatural at first, to consume animal flesh. We’re not so far eliminated from animals ourselves. Maybe it even felt cannibalistic. There might not have actually been that much intellectual difference in between humans and other animals. When human beings were pure vegetarians, they were living in consistency with the earth and…
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Dance History: Any Body Can Dance

Dance probably has been around about as long as people have. Cave paintings thousands of years old show what look like dancing figures. Dancers appear in the art of ancient Egypt and Greece. Through dance, societies asked their gods for good crops or bravery in battle. Hundreds of years ago the Christian church frowned upon…
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Anne Frank’s story inspiring people to fight against all kinds of discrimination.

Anne Frank’s life was short and tragic. Yet her brave spirit has survived in her diary. She wrote this diary while hiding from the Nazis during World War II (1939-1945). Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 12, 1929. Her family was Jewish. In 1933, the Nazi Party came to power in Germany. The Nazis blamed Jews for the nation’s…
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The Races of Africa

The two main races inhabiting Africa in early times were the Berbers of the Mediterranean coastlands and the Negroes of equatorial Africa. The Berbers (and the ancient Egyptians) were of Hamitic stock – racially Caucasian, with “European” facial characteristics. The Negroes included the small-statured Pygmies. The pygmies, and a third race – the rather yellow…
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FLIGHTS: How various aircrafts were invented

A lot of works have gone into building the world of flights leading to the invention of aircrafts. Geniuses have committed mental efforts into building what could have only be dreams to many. The invention of aircrafts have contributed to the growth of flights; else flight would have been for birds only. Helicopter Leonardo da…
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Why do Muslims follow the Koran?

WHY DO MUSLIMS FOLLOW THE KORAN? The Koran, which can also be spelt as Quran is the Holy Book of the Muslims. It contains the words of Allah as revealed to Mohammed by archangel Gabriel in a series of visions. The Koran is a series of verses describing the ways in which Muslims should conduct…
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Stone Monuments: What do you know about Megaliths and Stonehenge?

More than 5000 years ago Europeans were building spectacular stone monuments. Many of these are still standing today, as mysterious relics of a long gone society. These enormous stones are called megaliths, which literally means big stones. Some were set up on their own, others in groups or in circles. Some megaliths marked the burial…
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Roman Army: The Secret of 2000 years undefeated warfare

The Roman Army invented a method of warfare that persisted for 2000 years. It troops were rigorously trained and exercised and divided into small detachments under the control of officers. Roman soldiers wore effective armour, and develop tactics that allowed them to fight successfully against almost any enemy. They were particularly good at defence. They…
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Pyramid Builders Must Have Been Good Mathematicians, Here is why

The shape of a pyramid (polyhedron) is a three-dimensional figure with flat faces.

Why were gods so important to the ancient Greeks?

The ancient Greeks believed in many gods. The most important of these were a family of supernatural beings who lived on Mount Olympus and watched over humanity. Certain gods looked after the harvest; others cared for wild animals, the sea, and war and so on. The Romans took over many of these Greek gods and…
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Continental Government for Africa

Continental Government for Africa By Kwame Nkrumah   We have seen, in the example of the United States, how the dynamic elements within society understood the need for unity and fought their bitter civil war to maintain the political union that was threatened by the reactionary forces. We have also seen, in the example of…
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Where was the first magic ever performed?

The first magic was performed in ancient Egypt. The Egyptian magician Dedi, who lived about 2700 BCE, gave a performance in which he decapitated two birds and an ox and then restored their heads. Other Egyptian magicians were noted for their skill with the trick of cups and balls. In this trick small balls seem…
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The World First National Park

The world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park, was established in the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, USA, in 1872. A national park is an area set aside by a nation’s government to protect natural beauty, wildlife or other remarkable features. It is famous for its many natural wonders. The park has more geysers…
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THE TRANSFORMATION OF TIE AND DYE TEXTILE IN LAGOS

The introduction of tie and dye to Lagos state cannot be credited to a single individual. Tie and dye production was an industry that started in different parts of Yorubaland almost at the same time due to the availability of dye. However, many believe the home or birth place of tie and dye is Osogbo, perhaps because of the large population of dyers and the historical records that are presentable.

Proudly Africans

“In confidence we lay our cause before the whole world. Whether we win or whether we die, freedom will rise in Africa like the sun from the morning clouds.” – Paul Kruger At every point of history, there arise a continent with courage and steadfastness to stand above all odds. At every pose of questions,…
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What to know about Rastafarianism?

  Rastafarianism is a religious and cultural movement that originated in Jamaica around 1930. The movement was named after Tafari Makonnen, which was the original name of Haile Selassie I, a prince who in 1930 was crowned emperor of Ethiopia. Ras means “Lord” in the Amharic language. Selassie’s other titles included King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and…
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Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address

Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address Your majesties, your royal Highness, distinguished guests, comrades and friends: Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world, confer glory and hope to newborn liberty. Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too…
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Are cupids real?

Cupid is a symbol of love and can be seen on most Valentine cards. He is the most famous of the Valentine symbols and everybody known him as a mischievous, winged child armed with a bow and arrows. The arrows signify desires and emotions of love, and Cupid aims those arrows at human beings, causing…
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What is the difference between micro and macro history

MICRO HISTORY is a study or account of the history of a very specific subject; also a study of a very small cultural change.

MACRO HISTORY is a form of large scale history dealing with large groups of cultures over very long time period.

THE PROBLEM OF NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN NIGERIA

Unfortunately, the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians has always been confronted by a lot of challenges since the inception of the country and most of these challenges are products of ethnic politics and sentiments.
This study will therefore examine the problem of integration in Nigeria

WHAT WERE THESE RULES: HOME AND MEIJI RULE?

The 1860s was a time of uncertainty and political unrest in Japan. Finally, in 1868, the situation became so serious that Emperor Mutsuhito took control from the last Shogun (Military Dictator). Mutsuhito became known as the Meiji emperor, and this event is called the ‘Meiji Restoration’. Under the emperor’s authority, Japan embarked on a program…
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