Gustav Albrecht Sabac el Cher (1868-1934)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Afro-German band conductor and restaurateur Gustav Albrecht Sabac el Cher, born March 10, 1868 in a palace in Berlin, was the son of August Sabac el Cher (1836?-1885), a Sudanese man who as an orphaned boy in Egypt was presented as … Read MoreGustav Albrecht Sabac el Cher (1868-1934)

Elizabeth Davenport McKune (1947- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Ambassador Elizabeth Davenport McKune was born on November 15, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. She became a Foreign Service officer in 1973 and specialized in the Middle East. McKune is the daughter of West Point graduate Colonel Clarence M. Davenport, Jr. and … Read MoreElizabeth Davenport McKune (1947- )

Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat (1918-1981)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, third President of post-independence Egypt (governing from 1970 to 1981), was born of peasant background in the Nile Delta village of Mit Abu al-Kum on December 25, 1918. The son an Egyptian army clerk and a Sudanese housewife, … Read MoreMuhammad Anwar al-Sadat (1918-1981)

Ancient Nubia (ca. 5000 BC – 500 AD)

Nubian Princess in Her Ox-Chariot Image Ownership: Public Domain The ancient land of Nubia stretched from the Middle and Upper Nile River Valley, from the First cataract of the Nile River down to the merging of the White and Blue Nile Rivers.  Many cultures populated … Read MoreAncient Nubia (ca. 5000 BC – 500 AD)

Songhai Empire (ca. 1375-1591)

The Empire of Songhai Image Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Songhai Empire was the largest and last of the three major pre-colonial empires to emerge in West Africa.  From its … Read MoreSonghai Empire (ca. 1375-1591)

Ghana (ca. 750-1076)

Map of Ancient Ghana Image Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Located in the Western region of Africa, Ancient Ghana occupied an area that includes the present-day nations of Mauritania and Mali, … Read MoreGhana (ca. 750-1076)