this country is home to the fabled city of Timbuktu; it was the center of Islamic learning in ancient times. The kind made a flamboyant hajj to Mecca and gave out large supplies of gold
Atlas mountains cover much of this country; 8 miles from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar
this country votes last summer to split into two separate countries. Arab Muslims in the north; Christian farmers in the south.
The Aswan Dam is located here; an ancient civilization started here thousands of years ago; the most industrialized nation in Africa
This country overthrew its dictator, Ben Ali in 2011 and started the 'Arab Spring'. Ancient city of Carthage was located here.
This country was recently freed from the rule of a dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, by a multinational effort.
Along with Togo and Nigeria, this country was home to the Yoruba; famous for 'bronzes'
Defeated the USA in World Cup Soccer- twice; exports gold, diamonds, and bauxite; has a per capita output that is twice that of the poorest African country.
an example of a stateless society, the Igbo live in this country; the most populous country in Africa
Became Africa's first independent black nation in 1847 as a homeland for freed slaves; most from America.
a necropolis is a city for the dead, or a graveyard
The Valley of the Kings is the most famous necropolis on earth. What is a necropolis?
this river flooded gradually and regularly, thus enabling the Egyptians to be successful farmers
this desert is the world's largest desert; temperatures can reach 130 degrees in the shade
false, they had been trafficking slaves before their arrival
t/f: the trafficking of slaves started in Africa with the arrival of Europeans in 1444
what island, off the coast of Senegal, was the location of a slave fort that eventually 20 million slaves went through?
which country has a 35% literacy rate, poor roads and transportation systems, and once produced some of the world's highest-quality diamonds?
4,000 permanent, 16-20,000 secondary
the Great Pyramid was built by how many permanent workers? and how many secondary workers?
beer and 10 loaves of bread
(Old Kingdom 2686-2181 BC) manual workers who were housed in a camp by the pyramid town were given rations of...
true or false: DNA samples taken from the bones of the workers show that building the pyramids was truly a nationwide project
copper processing plant, bakeries, fish processing unit
historians found these at the industrial complex just south of the pyramid town
Algeria is home to this type of music developed in the 1920's which is now used as a form of rebellion against Islamic fundamentalists