Research Starters

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

Ancient Nubia

Resources

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

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

 

 

 

 

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 

  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria, Seychelles

Island Cities Gallery

  • Victoria, Seychelles
  • Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Praia, Cape Verde