Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle East for nearly 3,000 years, from 3100 BC to 332 BC. The River Nile’s predictable flooding along with controlled irrigation systems allowed for flourishing agriculture (primarily wheat and barley) and large food surpluses, and subsequently, denser populations, and much social, cultural and… Continue reading Ancient Egypt

The Kanem-Bornu Empire

The Kanem-Bornu Empire was a Central African empire that covered territory in the present-day states of Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Libya and Cameroon, and existed between the 8th century CE and 19th century CE. The Kanembu people established their capital, N’jimi, around the year 700 CE under the first King Saif. Saif’s son Degu increased the… Continue reading The Kanem-Bornu Empire