Monthly Archives: July 2013

15 Things You Did Not Know About Queen / Pharaoh Hatshepsut

15 Things You Did Not Know About Queen / Pharaoh Hatshepsut By Charmaine Simpson Hatshepsut Ma’at-ka-Ra was the first female pharaoh of Kemet. She reigned between 1650-1600 BC during the 18th dynasty. Ma’at-ka-Ra means ‘Truth/Order/Balance (“Ma’at”) and the Spirit/Double (“ka”) … Continue reading

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BHS Visit to Amsterdam to Commemorate the 150 year Anniversary of the Aboltion of Dutch Slavery

Black History Studies were invited by the Circle of Afro Surinamese and Caribbean Men to visit Amsterdam during 28th June – 2nd July 2013. This weekend coincided with the 150 year anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the Dutch … Continue reading

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15 Things You Did Not Know About the Moors

1.    The Spanish occupation by the Moors began in 711 AD when an African army, under their leader Tariq ibn-Ziyad, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar from northern Africa and invaded the Iberian peninsula ‘Andalus’ (Spain under the Visigoths). 2.    A … Continue reading

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Research Trip to Kemet / Egypt – May 2013

We went to Sakkara to see the unique Step pyramid of Pharoah Djoser/ Zoser. This pyramid is the unique prototype for Old Kingdom Pyramids built by Imhotep. It was my first time visiting this magnificent structure. The day was so … Continue reading

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