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Top Posts & Pages
- DESCRIPTION BY AHMED IBN-FOZLAN OF THE INCREMATION OF A NORSE CHIEF, 10TH.C.
- Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday
- . . . And Then the Rains Came: Coping in Kajaga Village
- Quiz on Identifying Ancient Egyptian Plants
- We launch our new series on the people shaping African cuisine with Chef Pierre Thiam
- Can You Identify These Plants from Ancient Egypt?
- Special Times at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika – Come Visit!!
- A Visit to the Holy Land by Ida Pfeiffer in 1842
- Locusts and Hyenas: The Red Sea Hills of Eastern Egypt & Sudan
- Contract Farming in the Village: Farmer-Friendly Strategies
Blogs I Follow
- Larry Hurtado's Blog
- Ancient Near East: Just the Facts
- Clio Ancient Art & Antiquities
- Dr Sustainable
- One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?
- Writing Your Way
- Petrie's Sardines
- A Year in Provenance
- The Heritage Trust
- Leaving Fundamentalism
- Ancient Lives
- Allana Potash Blog
- NAVSA BAVS AVSA
- TED Blog
- KM on a dollar a day
- Food Governance
- Zorro42's Blog
Some great posts:
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- Back Matter: Commencement Day, 1818: a bit of victorian social darwinism? | @scoopit sco.lt/5GQAqntweet to @dianabuja 2 days ago
- A Templar's Guide to Dan Brown's 'Inferno' | @scoopit sco.lt/94Jf5Vtweet to @dianabuja 2 days ago
- Binghamton University - Ruler of history: Gerald Kadish retiring after 50 years | @scoopit sco.lt/4iDVg1tweet to @dianabuja 2 days ago
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Category Archives: Africa-East
Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure… In Burundi, flood-affected areas include the northwestern region of Bubanza, Bujumbura City and the plains of Imbo along the shores of … Continue reading
With the new year upon us, I look back at the animals I brought here from Kenya. That included: 3 cats, 2 dogs, my 2 horses, and a van-load of Alpine and Boer breeding goats for our restocking and herd upgrading … Continue reading
Art does not need justification, nobody has to be excused for making art… – Robert Omundi Robert Omundi, Resident Artist at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, has a goal: To inspire, disciple and enable vulnerable children, orphans and street … Continue reading
Above are but two of a series of words that originated in the Nile Valley. The reasons for these survivals is perhaps not such a surprise, as discussed below. Ebony: ‘Ebony’ as named and used in ancient Egypt, was the species … Continue reading
[First posted August.. 2009, Revised 08 November 2011] In 1862 Sir Samuel Baker and his Hungarian wife Lady Florence, set off to discover the source of the Nile. Theirs is one of the more bazaar and fascinating pages of colonial … Continue reading
[First posted 24 Oct 2009 Revised 04 November 2011] With the Horn of Africa so much in the news now, I am updating and reposting several links that focus on limited resources in the area. Summary: The importance of the relationship … Continue reading