A Nubian queen is a female ruler of the kingdom of Nubia, located along the Nile in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. In modern times, it is also used to describe a woman with African heritage.Know More
Some African-American women are referred to as Nubian queens with the intention of showing pride in their African heritage. Although Nubia is located in what is now southern Egypt and northern Sudan, it was once a part of northeastern Africa. Its history and culture dates back to around 3800 B.C. at which time the region was referred to as the Kush kingdom.
Around 1100 B.C., Egypt invaded and ruled the Nubian region. When the Nubian people regained control of their kingdom, they were ruled by Nubian royalty. Nubian queens include Queen Abar and Queen Qalhata, the wife and daughter, respectively, of King Piye. Candace of Meroe is one of the most notable queens of Nubia.Learn more in Ancient History
The year 1 AD was the first year of the common era in the parts of the world that use the Gregorian calendar. According to New Advent, the dating convention was devised by Saint Dionysius Exiguus in the 6th century as a Christian replacement for the previous Era of Diocletian.Full Answer >
The Safavid Empire covered all of what is now Iran and parts of present-day Turkey and Georgia. This Islamic empire lasted from 1501 to 1722, and at its peak, was strong enough to challenge both the Ottomans and Mughals.Full Answer >
The Zhou Dynasty saw a shift in power from the king to the feudal lords. During this time, astrological maps were made, a calendar perfected and magnetism discovered. Iron tools and weapons were forged during the Warring States Period and fertilizers and pesticides began to be used for crops. Basic arithmetic, fractions and geometry were also developed.Full Answer >
Evidence suggests that the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, as anatomically modern humans are known, first emerged approximately 200,000 years ago. The Omo remains and fossils, from Omo National Park in Ethiopia discovered between 1967 and 1974 by a team directed by Kenyan paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, indicate this dating hypothesis.Full Answer >