Ancient African Culture for You

Ancient African Culture for You

Western ancient African geography was very hot and dry. There were a lot of deserts. There were also savannas, or grasslands. The Sahara Desert was a savanna 3-8 thousand years ago. The Niger and Nile Rivers went through Africa. There were also some mountains.

Ancient Africans communicated by making cave drawings. They also had wooden canoes for travel, which were used on their rivers. They had miners, fishers, and farmers. They also traded salt, gold, iron, and copper that they mined. They fished on their rivers, which had over 2000 kinds of freshwater fish. They had ivory, and it was legal because a lot of animals weren’t endangered then. They rode across deserts on camels.

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Ancient African government power lied with females. They had a matrilineage, which let the power go from family to family through females. Their family ties/connections were very important to them. They shared their culture as they migrated. They moved from one place to another as places dried out. They believed that the spirits of the dead could cause trouble for the living.

Ancient Africans had canoes, jewelry, domestication, and cave paintings. They also had iron tools, and terra-cota, which means baked earth. They also had swords and knives. They lived in huts made of sticks, hides, wood, and clay. They had kraals that surrounded their villages. They were made of thorny sticks and kept out wild animals like lions and tigers that would attack the villagers.

They kept herds of animals. They ate the animals that they hunted. They had farmers, hunters, miners, and fishers. They ate bananas, yams, rice, coconuts, and cane sugar. They only had necessary belongings, and didn’t own many things.

Ancient African Culture for You

Exploring the primeval forests – Taman Negara

Located between Taman Negara national park , tropical forests is a part of the natural landscapes of the most impressive in the region of Malaysia ecological exist from ancient times to the present.

Taman Negara formerly known as National Park King George V , but then when Malaysian independence , it was renamed to Taman Negara (ie national parks ) .

Park was absolute protection throughout 70 years and is constantly reminiscent to as a treasure of rich natural mothers , with no habitat disturbance and fauna have evolved a way naturally over millions of years .

Taman Negara
Map National Park . Photo: silvermaanventure

This is a fascinating place where visitors can explore by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Tembeling , and a train from Kuala Tembeling the river road 60 km in 2 to 3 hours . Once in the park , visitors can stay entirely in one of the environmentally friendly vacation here to enjoy life in the jungle at night . If not , you can make trips in a day . Admission is 1 RM ( 7,000 ) per person , 5 RM ( 35,000 ) for the camera and RM 50 ( 350,000 dong) for tickets .

The highlight of any visit to Taman Negara is how to walk the journey along unusual lines hanging across the rainforest . The way this thin wire hanging look as if it has existed for a generation here , but it is a real work was completed recently and is very safe .

Adventurous visitors can make jungle expedition in the daytime or at night, walking along the trail have been marked, or cross section of rapids on the river Tembeling. Some settlements of nomadic Batek people, the natives still keep hunters and gatherers living tradition, located between the national park as well as highlight attract visitors. Near the town of Kuala Tahan, you can also visit the cave Gua Telingga shaped like an ear.

 

death lake in the world

death lake in the world

Natron lake , Tanzania beauty magic with bright red as blood , as the creatures are petrified to step mysterious .

death lake

Located in northern Tanzania , lake natron no different from death on earth . The cause of this phenomenon is rare in lake alkalinity levels too high for the animals that unfortunately fell into the lake stumble decomposed and calcification . When the water level lowering , the carcasses wash ashore , coated with salt on her . With a large lake and bright as a mirror , not hard to imagine why these small animals lay unfortunate slip her into the lake .
” Culprit ” causing the volcano lake natron is a million years old Lengai Ol Doinyo south lake natron . The lava flowed down from the mountain carrying amount of other minerals, particularly with conventional seawater salt .

Identify the animal is too well preserved , the shape of our life remain , encased in the cement layer of salt . Living organisms once submerged in the lake will be destroyed in a very short time . Perhaps so that their body shape remains the same as when he was alive . Nick Brandt , a passionate photographer wildlife reconstruct the animal mummies and record images as vivid as when they were alive .

The few lucky species exist in natron are a few types of algae , bacteria and endemic flamingos . Lake Death is only the ideal place for flamingos nest during the breeding season . This is often the breeding grounds of approximately 2.5 million flamingos .

This crane species are also fall into a threat because they do not have an ideal environment for breeding other than lake natron . Alkaline environment of the lake is great traps against enemies trying to reach their nests . Lethal capability of the natron lakes provide peaceful space for breeding flamingos .

If deep water just enough , they will pass on the nest ledge salt and mud from the volcano. There are also disadvantaged eye flamingo lake and also downed become mummified in salt layer of cement and washed ashore as the other animals .

Apart from decomposing animals phenomenon is creepy lake natron also brings a magical beauty with bright red as blood by special bacteria .
death lake in the world .

The mysterious stone desert Sahara

The mysterious stone desert Sahara

Rising up from the desert sand dunes between the hot Sahara , Ennedi Plateau is impressive works of nature , especially to attract visitors interested in adventure .

Located northeast of Chad – a country in Central Africa and is surrounded by sand full of sand , this area looks like somewhere with extraterrestrial rocks stretches succession . Ennedi is not hot to play regular , almost nothing but the path stretches hundreds of miles . On this plateau is mostly locals living and passionate group of tourists traveling experience through the desert on a 4-wheel frame off-road vehicles .

stone desert sahara

The mysterious stone desert Sahara .

Yet visitors still come here . They always been fascinated by the unique landscape as the rocks were created in many shapes and attractive features decide gives feeling overwhelmed about what Mother Nature has created .

The first impression when arriving plateau easily make travelers feel like I ‘m preparing for the adventure .

Journey to the Ennedi Plateau is not for regular visitors . You have 4 days from the capital N’Dajamena car seat . In Arabic , the name of the capital that is home to relax and it really is the end of civilization before the start of 100 hours on the road traveling with dust , potholes and drive elephants . But you will have sense of adventure when you’re going into the heart of Africa, where up to 200 systems and languages ​​tribes about him .

The mysterious stone desert Sahara .

Touching Ennedi Plateau Lane , you will pass through the roads footprints nomadic camel herd . This is a magnet for climbers just to heavy to conquer the steep cliffs to the deadly heat of the desert .

Seamless offroad 4 x 4 vehicles can not pass all the tough terrain and visitors often leave them to walk . After many hours of physical torture in the end they were rewarded with beautiful scenery and spellbinding spectacular . The horizon is full of rocks more outlandish figure grew horns .

In the center harsh land , the Guelta ( puddles in the desert ) were also found . There are some wet areas where water from spraying onto the ground surface . You ‘ll be able to catch crocodiles ” horn ” rarely Nile . Ennedi tiger and lion Sahara was there but we had no shadow is recognized for a long time . However, there is good news for the camels which was not threatening predators . They gathered around the canyon cool to drink water and reserve for the journey back to the desert.

The mysterious stone desert Sahara .

Ennedi that visitors must not stop , on the cliffs , many images from the Paleolithic still exist even layer of color . How many thousands of years before they drew up the priceless paintings and affordable this is a message for posterity. We will not know exactly , but the legacy they leave behind the world for millennia been confirmed as very precious .

Roads to remote and difficult Ennedi is not only hinder visitors . Chad is considered a closed country , trapped in the whirlpool of political conflict , corruption and poverty of 10 million people trying to survive . Guests will also be able to face such dangers robbery and violence if traveling alone . A beautiful country , but not safe .

The mysterious stone desert Sahara .

Church in cave of Zabbeleen, Egypt

Church in cave of Zabbeleen, Egypt

Village ” junk ” Cairo suburb owns the Middle East ‘s largest church , located in a unique cave with a capacity of 20,000 people .
Saint Simon Monastery , also known as the Cathedral Cave , located in the southeast of Cairo , Egypt . This area is called ” garbage city ” because most of the people living here Zabbaleen employed to collect waste . The Zabbale are descendants of farmers who migrated from Upper Egypt to Cairo in 1940. Running from poor harvest crops and poverty, they came to the city looking for work and made ​​temporary settlements around Cairo . Initially , their life quite difficult with conventional pigs, goats , chickens and other animals . But in the end , they also found work brought better income : collecting and sorting garbage . Those Zabbaleen waste classification from households in the city , take usable items and sell things more valuable, while the organic waste becomes food for cattle .

Church inthe cave

Church in cave of Zabbeleen, Egypt .

For years , the temporary settlements of Zabbale to move around the city to evade authorities . Finally , a large group settled on the cliffs of Mokattam quarries or Moquattam eastern edge of the city. This area population growth from 1980 to 8000 community ” junk ” in the capital, Cairo ‘s largest with more than 30,000 people living Zabbale .

Egyptians mostly Muslim , but 90% of people Zabbale the Coptic Christians ( Coptic is the Egyptian language was used until the 17th century ) . Christian community in Egypt is very rare . So , people still prefer to reside Zabbale Mokattam and their communities , although many fully capable of buildings elsewhere .

Local Coptic Church in Mokattam village was built in 1975 . After church , people feel safer Zabbale and start focusing peaceful settlement with the solid brick house , stone . Previously was expelled from Giza in 1970 , the only Zabbale live in makeshift huts . In 1976 a major fire occurred in Manshiyat Nasir . The villagers began to build the first church in the mountain Mokattam mountain in the area of ​​1000 m2 . Several other churches were also built . Cave Church of St. Simon in Mokattam is the largest church in the Middle East with a capacity of 20,000 people .

Church in cave of Zabbeleen, Egypt .

Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya

Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya

August is the time when birds start migrating flamingos around the lakes in Kenya. Visitors should not miss the opportunity to admire the ‘dance flamingos’ as captivating here.

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Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya .

Kenya is one of the most beautiful watch flamingos in the world. The diversity of species of flamingos help Kenya attract large number of tourists every year. From the vast grasslands to shrubs in the reserve, you will easily see flocks of flamingos in flight or preening huddled on the lake. The travel professionals can count from 500 to 600 species of flamingos appear here in two weeks.

Flamingos are wading birds live mainly in Western and Eastern hemispheres. Worldwide, hundreds of flamingos with scientific names are usually placed in living areas and foraging as: Caribbean flamingos, flamingos European, Chilean flamingos …
The best time to observe the birds and admire the scenery will make you “hold your breath” is from late August to early April. This time, they are starting to migrate to Lake Bogoria in the Rift Valley. Every year, the sheer brilliance of this bird moves back and forth between the lake: Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Lake Bogoria to find food.

Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya .

Among them, Lake Nakuru is known as “flamingo paradise”, by source of algal abundance and diversity are attractive birds. According to statistics, every year more than one million flamingos concentrated focus on the lake, the total amount of algae consumed up to 500 tons of algae per day. In particular, distribution flamingos and the ideal temperature of the deep water becomes alkaline combined favorable environment for the growth of algae proliferation.
Lake Nakuru National Park was formed in 1961, around the lake for the purpose of protecting the landscape and the wildlife living in the area. In recent years, the amount of water the dry season has been a big change directly affects the particular species of flamingos and other animals at Lake Nakuru in general. The reason stems from the watershed land conversion to crop production especially with the rapid urbanization taking place one day. Water source, the moisture contamination, the number of Nakuru flamingos descending. They started moving into the nearby lake as Elmentenia, Simbi Nyaima or Bogoria.
Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya .