insolent-brazen-bitch:

Sudan: Meroe Pyramids
“Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom of Kush in what is today the Republic of Sudan. The city was located at the crossroads of major trade routes and it flourished from 800 BCE to 350 CE. As no one yet has been able to decipher the Meroitic script, very little can be said for certain on how Meroe grew to become the wonderous city written about by Herodotus in circa 430 BCE, but it is known that the city was so famous for its wealth in ancient times that the Persian King Cambyses mounted an expedition to capture it (the expedition faltered long before reaching the city owing to the difficult and inhospitable terrain of the desert). The city was also known as the Island of Meroe as the waters flowing around it made it appear so.”
For more information on in the Kingdom of Meroe and its famous queen, Candace Amanitore click here

insolent-brazen-bitch:

Sudan: Meroe Pyramids

Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom of Kush in what is today the Republic of Sudan. The city was located at the crossroads of major trade routes and it flourished from 800 BCE to 350 CE. As no one yet has been able to decipher the Meroitic script, very little can be said for certain on how Meroe grew to become the wonderous city written about by Herodotus in circa 430 BCE, but it is known that the city was so famous for its wealth in ancient times that the Persian King Cambyses mounted an expedition to capture it (the expedition faltered long before reaching the city owing to the difficult and inhospitable terrain of the desert). The city was also known as the Island of Meroe as the waters flowing around it made it appear so.”

For more information on in the Kingdom of Meroe and its famous queen, Candace Amanitore click here

(via diasporicroots)

lenoiire:

vintagesomalia:

Working Girls.
Once upon a time before the war when there were opportunities within Somalia for men and women. It’s sad to see how a lot of the progress that was accomplished post independence has been completely wiped out in the past two decades. Hoping for a better future in this new year.
https://twitter.com/vintagesomalia

can we just talk about how shes working in some sort of factory in a guuntino… A GUUNTINO! earrings too, she killed it.

lenoiire:

vintagesomalia:

Working Girls.

Once upon a time before the war when there were opportunities within Somalia for men and women. It’s sad to see how a lot of the progress that was accomplished post independence has been completely wiped out in the past two decades. Hoping for a better future in this new year.

https://twitter.com/vintagesomalia

can we just talk about how shes working in some sort of factory in a guuntino… A GUUNTINO! earrings too, she killed it.

1899: Somalis have an Odd Sense of Humour

slycivilian:

I found an amazing article in the Spectator about Somalis in 1899 laughing their asses off at British colonial hunters getting mauled down by lions.

Just made me think that this could potentially provide the proof that Somalis are natural-born trolls. I can imagine the idea of hunting for fun being very foreign to our ancestors. But I can also imagine them finding hunters being killed by the creatures they have spent so much money and time on to hunt as being even more funny. For them, there is nothing funnier than somebody who has spent thousands of pounds to get to a place themselves in danger. Because Somali logic goes: don’t ever put yourself in danger for fun and two: don’t hunt for the sake of hunting and three: reap what you have sowed

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