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What was the kingdom of Ashanti famous for?
sacrifice of virgins
The Ashanti Empire was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana from 1670 to 1957.The wealthy gold-rich Asante people developed the large and influential Ashanti Empire, along the Lake Volta and Gulf of Guinea. The empire was founded in 1670.
Which desert has this famous "eye"?
The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence of shock metamorphism has been found. Today, scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.
The TauTona Mine is one of the world's deepest mines. What is mined there?
The TauTona Mine is a gold mine in South Africa. At approximately 3.9 kilometers deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the Mponeng gold mine. The name TauTona means "great lion" in the Setswana language.
What is the main feeding behaviour of hyenas?
none of the above
Hyenas have long been regarded as being cowardly scavengers. Today they are known for killing as many as 95% of the animals they eat, and for driving off leopards or lionesses from their kills.
During the whole history, where were most of slaves from Africa taken to?
North America without Carribean
Slavery had long been practiced in Africa. Between the 7th and 20th centuries, the Arab slave trade (also known as slavery in the East) took 18 million slaves from Africa via trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean routes. Between the 15th and the 19th centuries, the Atlantic slave trade took an estimated 7–12 million slaves to the New World.
What bird species builds such large nests?
The sociable weaver is a species of bird endemic to Southern Africa. They build large compound community nests, a rarity among birds. These nests are the largest built by any bird, and are large enough to house over a hundred pairs of birds, containing several generations at a time.
What is the national currency of Egypt?
When the British first got involved in Egypt in the nineteenth century, Egypt was using a monetary unit known as the piastre, or Qirsh. Since 100 piastres was roughly between the value of one pound sterling and one Guinea, a new unit, called the pound in English and the ginaih in Arabic, was created equal to one hundred piastres. The Egyptian pound, however, has never been exactly equal in value to the pound sterling.
What is the name of this African musical instrument?
Imzad is a single-string bowed instrument used by the Tuareg people in Africa. The imzad is only played by the women for example to accompany songs, often during an evening ceremony called takket. However, there are modern attempts to promote the instrument as inherent to Tuareg culture.
What was the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion?
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
In about 316 AD, Frumentius and his brother Edesius from Tyre were taken to the Ethiopian court as slaves. They were given positions of trust by the monarch, and converted members of the royal court to Christianity. Ethiopia, a major empire at the time, was the second country to officially adopt Christianity (after Armenia).