Research Starters

View the galleries. Use the Key words and Resources to jumpstart your research. 

Ancient Sudan Gallery

Nubia / Kush / Tantamani / Amaninakilbte / Dongola / Senkamanisken, /Taharqa /  Meroe /

Resources

“Nubia.” Archeology in the Community.  Accessed 7/28/2022.

“Rise of the Golden Cobra.” Lesson. AfricaAccessReview.org  Accessed 7/28/2022.

Teaching About Nubia in the K-12 Classroom.” (Middle & High School Teachers. Lecture. ASA Outreach. Accessed 10/17//22

 

 

 

Obelisk at Aksum

Ancient and Medieval Ethiopian Architecture Gallery 

Obelisk at Aksum (Axum) / Lalibela /  Gondar: Emperor Fasilides,  Empress Mentewab,  Emperor Bakaffa,  Emperor Yohannes I / Harar Jugol Fortified Town / Jamia Mosque in Harar

Resources:

The Obelisk of Axum.”  Madain Project.  Abrahamic History & Archaeology  Accessed 6/30/2022.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites .Accessed 6/30/2022.

 

 

 

 

King Ezana 330-360 CE

 

 

 

Aksumite and Ethiopian Coin Gallery

Emperor Endubis / Emperor Wezaba / Emperor Aphilas / Emperor Ousana / Emperor Ezana /
Emperor Kaleb / Emperor Ioel / Emperor Arman / Emperor Menelik II / Empress Zawditu I /Emperor Haile Selassie

Resources

Aksumite Coins”  Khan Academy. Accessed 4/17/2022.

Hay, Munro. Stuart. The End of the Coinage. November 1, 2018.   Accessed 6/30/2022.

Markowitz, Mark. “The Coinage of Aksum.” Coin Week.   Accessed April 26, 2022.

Numista  Accessed April 26, 2022.


Sankore, Timbuktu, Mali

Medieval West African Architecture Gallery

Sankore Mosque, Timbuktu Mali, Sidi Yahya Mosque, Timbuktu, Mali /  Djinguereber Mosque, Timbuktu, Mali / Great Mosque, Djenne, Mali / Gidan Rumfa, Kano, Nigeria / Friday Mosque of Chinguetti, Mauritania /  Larabanga Mosque, Larabanga, Ghana

Resources

“Gidan Rumfa.” Archnet.org   Accessed 6/30/2022.

The Gold Road. Howard University and Africa Access. Accessed 6/30/2022.

MacDonald, K.C. Sankore Mosque. The Road to Timbuktu, PBS.org

UNESCO World Heritage Sites .Accessed 6/30/2022.

World Monuments  https://www.wmf.org/project/chinguetti-mosque. Accessed 6/30/2022

 

 

‘Ubayd Allaˉh al-Mahdıˉ

Medieval Gold Gallery: West and North Africa

Dinars: Abu Bakr Ibn ‘Umar / Ubayd Allaˉh al-Mahdı  /
Akan Gold weights and scales

Resources

The Gold Road  Howard University and Africa Access. Accessed 6/30/2022.

 

 

 

Ethiopia, Church of Debra Berhan Selassie, Gondar

Horses in African Art Gallery 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empress Mentewab of Ethiopia

 

 

 

 

 

 Change Makers: African Queens Gallery 

  • Queen Amanirenas of Kush (Sudan)
  • Idia of Benin Kingdom,(Nigeria)
  • Queen Njinga of Kongo Kingdom (Angola)
  • Empress Mentewab of Ethiopia
  • Empress Taytu of Ethiopia
  • Yaa Asantewaa of Ghana

Resources

Aire, Ekiuwa.  Idia of the Benin Kingdom. Our Ancestories,  2020.

Baptiste, Tracey. “Queen Amaniernas.” African Icons.  Algonquin Young Readers, 2021.

“Empress Mentewab.” British Museum. Accessed 10/26/22.

“Njinga Mbandi.” UNESCO Women in African History. UNESCO. Accessed 10/25/22.

Owen, Rosemond Sarpon. Yaa Asantewaa, The Fearless Queen. Lion’s Historical Press, 2021.

“Taytu Betel” UNESCO Women in African History . UNESCO. Accessed 10/25/22.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

 

 

Cities in Africa

 

Big Cities Gallery

  • Kinshasa
  • Lagos
  • Cairo
  • Giza
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Khartoum
  • Johannesburg
  • Abidjan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zanzibar, Tanzania

 

 

 

 

Port Cities Galleries

  • Mediterranean Sea Galley
    Tunis / Benghazi / Tripoli /  Alexandria / Oran / Algiers / Annaba /
  • Red Sea Gallery
    Port Sudan / Djibouti
  • Indian Ocean Gallery
  • Mogadishu / Tanga / Zanzibar / Durban / Beira / Moputo / Durban / East London / Port Elizabeth / Cape Town
  • Atlantic Ocean Gallery: Dakar / Conakry / Banjul / Monrovia / Nouakchott / Rabat /  Safi / Casablanca Lobito / Freetown / Accra / Lome / Porto-Novo / Malabo / Libreville / Luanda / Cape Town

Island Port Cities Gallery

  • Praia, Cape Verde
  • Moroni, Comoros
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Victoria, Seychelles

 

 

 

 

 

Old Cities Galleries

  • North Africa: Faiyum  Luxor / Alexandria / Cairo / Fes / Marrakesh / Tangier / Tripoli / Aswan / Constantine / Meroe / Napata /Naqa
  • West Africa: Ife / Timbuktu / Kano / Djenne / Agadez / Benin City /  Ouidah / Atar, Chin / Kumbi Salah / Chinguetti
  • East Africa: Aksum / Qohaito / Gondar / Lalibela / Kismiyo / Kilwa Kisiwani / Mogadishu / Gedi / Mombasa / Zeila / Avalites / Zanzibar / Songo Mnara / Moroni / Pate / Malindi / Quelimane
  • Southern Africa: M’banza-Kongo / Sofala / Antananarivo

 

 

 

 

Dessie, Ethiopia

Mountain Cities Gallery

  • Addis, Ethiopia
  • Dessie, Ethiopia
  • Asmara, Ethiopia
  • Eldoret, Kenya
  • Mekelle, Ethiopia