European exploration of Africa
The geography of North Africa has been reasonably well known since classical antiquity in Greco-Roman geography. Northwest Africa (the Maghreb) was known as either Libya or Africa, while Egypt was con...
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North Africa during the Classical Period
The history of North Africa during the period of Classical Antiquity (c. 8th century BCE – 5th century CE) can be divided roughly into the history of Egypt in the east, the history of Ancient Libya in...
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Colonisation of Africa
The history of external colonisation of Africa can be divided into three stages: Classical antiquity, Arab conquest, and European colonialism. In popular parlance, discussions of colonialism in Afric...
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Scramble for Africa
The "Scramble for Africa" is the popular name for the invasion, occupation, colonization and annexation of African territory by European powers during the period of New Imperialism, between 1881 and ...
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Second Moroccan Crisis
The Agadir Crisis (also called the Second Moroccan Crisis or the Panthersprung) was the international tension sparked by the deployment of a substantial force of French troops in the interior of Moroc...
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João de Trasto
João de Trasto is the name sometimes given to an obscure (and possibly fictional) Portuguese mariner, who is alleged to have captained the first exploratory expedition dispatched by Prince Henry the N...
Exploration of the Valley of the Kings
The area of the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt has been a major area of modern Egyptological exploration for the last two centuries. Before this the area was a site for tourism in antiquity (esp...
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Zheng He
Zheng He (1371–1433), formerly romanized as Cheng Ho, was a Hui court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral during China's early Ming Dynasty. Zheng commanded expeditionary voyages to...
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António de Saldanha
António de Saldanha was a Castilian-Portuguese 16th-century captain. He was the first European to set anchor in what is now called Table Bay, South Africa, and made the first recorded ascent of Tabl...
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Ancient Libya
The Latin name Libya (from Greek Λιβύη, Libyē) referred to the region west of the Nile Valley, generally corresponding to modern Northwest Africa. Its people were ancestors of the modern Berber people...
Second Zambesi Expedition
The Second Zambesi Expedition, from 1858 to 1864, was launched by the Royal Geographical Society of Britain to explore Southeast Africa for mineral deposits and other natural resources. The expeditio...
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Gonçalo de Sintra
Gonçalo de Sintra or de Cintra (d.1444/45), was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer and slave raider. According to chronicler Zurara, Gonçalo de Sintra was a young squire (escudeiro) or stirrup boy in ...
History of North Africa
North Africa is a relatively thin strip of land between the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean, stretching from Moroccan Atlantic coast to Egypt and Sudan. The region comprises seven countries or ter...
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Nuno Tristão
Nuno Tristão was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer and slave trader, active in the early 1440s, traditionally thought to be the first European to reach the region of Guinea (legendarily, as far as Gu...
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Phoenician Ship Expedition
The Phoenician Ship Expedition [1] is a re-creation of a 6th-century BCE Phoenician voyage conceived by Philip Beale. The replica of an ancient Phoenician ship departed from Syria in August 2008, to ...
Punic Wars
The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place. The term Punic comes from...
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First Moroccan Crisis
The First Moroccan Crisis (also known as the Tangier Crisis) was an international crisis between March 1905 and May 1906 over the status of Morocco. The crisis worsened German relations with both Fran...
João de Santarém
João de Santarém (15th century) was a Portuguese explorer who discovered São Tomé, Annobón and Príncipe together with Pêro Escobar.
Theban Mapping Project
The Theban Mapping Project was established in 1978 by Egyptologist Dr. Kent R. Weeks at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1985, it was moved to the American University in Cairo, where it cont...
Mauretania
Mauretania (also called Mauritania) was a part of North Africa corresponding to the Mediterranean coast of what is today Morocco and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla.Mauretania was an independ...
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Roman Numidia
Numidia (202 BC – 46 BC) was an Ancient Berber kingdom in what is now Algeria and a smaller part of Tunisia, in North Africa. Numidia was originally divided between Massylii in the east and Masaesyl...
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American Colonization Society
The American Colonization Society (ACS; in full, "The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America"), established in 1816 by Robert Finley of New Jersey,an attempt to satisfy two gr...
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William Grant Stairs
William Grant Stairs (1 July 1863 – 9 June 1892) was a Canadian-British explorer, soldier, and adventurer who had a leading role in two of the most controversial expeditions in the history of the colo...
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Expedition Lambaréné
Expedition Lambaréné was a Czechoslovak student expedition to the hospital of Albert Schweitzer in Lambaréné. Its goal was to bring medicine there. The expedition started from the Old Town Square, Pr...
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Garamantes
The Garamantes (possibly from the Berber igherman / iɣerman, meaning: "cities" in modern Berber; or possibly from igerramen meaning "saints, holy/sacred people" in modern Berber) were a people who dev...
History of Liberia
Liberia, a state in West Africa, was established by citizens of the United States as a colony for former African American slaves and their free black descendants. It is one of only two sovereign state...
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Danish Arabia Expedition (1761–67)
The Danish Arabia Expedition (Danish: Den Arabiske Rejse) was a Danish scientific expedition to Egypt, Arabia and Syria. Its principal goal was to elucidate the Old Testament with additional research ...
Necho II
Necho II (sometimes Nekau, Neku, Nechoh, or Nikuu; Greek: Ν...
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