Ancient kingdoms Western Africa

  The Sahel region of Africa is a 3,860-kilometre arc-like land mass lying to the immediate south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the breadth of the African continent.      Sahel stretches from Senegal on the Atlantic coast, through parts of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Sudan to Eritrea… Continue reading Ancient kingdoms Western Africa

Cave camp bedding in Lebombo, South Africa

The Border Cave is a deep gash in a cliff face, high in the Lebombo Mountains of South Africa. Sheltered from the elements, the spot has yielded bones, tools, and preserved plant material that paint a detailed picture of the lives of human inhabitants for more than 200,000 years. Now, there’s a new sketch emerging:… Continue reading Cave camp bedding in Lebombo, South Africa

Japan Mozu Kofungun (Ancient)

Although small in scale, Nonaka Kofun is one of the few kofun that has been investigated among tombs of the Furuichi Tomb Cluster. While the identity of the interred is still shrouded in mystery, the presence of technologically advanced weapons and armor imply military power, the wide range of tools and farming implements suggest productive… Continue reading Japan Mozu Kofungun (Ancient)

Sardinia – mining – ancient areas

  Neptune’s Grotto, located just outside the town of Alghero, is accessible by the 654-step escala del cabirol, or goat’s steps, cut into the 110-metre high Capo Caccia cliffs in 1954. Step within and you’ll find yourself standing on the precipice of a saltwater lake surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites that ooze from the grotto’s walls.   Neptune’s… Continue reading Sardinia – mining – ancient areas