Friday, August 31, 2018

Rise and Fall of the Dahomey Kingdom

In the west coast of Africa, a kingdom rose that defied European ideas of African civilization as disorganized, chaotic, and unsophisticated. The Kingdom of Dahomey left us the Royal Palaces of Abomey as a testament to its achievements as a kingdom – powerful, artistics, and wealthy. Wealth powered by men and women sold to slavery and shipped to the New World powering the Triangular Trade of the Atlantic.
Victims for Sacrifice in
The History of Dahomy, An Inland Kingdom of Africa, 1793

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Rise and Fall of the Mughal Empire

The Taj Mahal continued to dazzle millions of tourist with its white marble, minarets, and perfectcly shaped dome – a monumental reminder from one of India’s greatest Empire, the Mughal Empire.