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 about Ancient History
By the close of the 1800's and in the aftermath of the Opium Wars, some of the effects of imperialism on China were: a significant portion of its population becoming addicted to opium, foreign merchants conducting unregulated trade and controlling local economies, the establishment of foreign enclaves that functioned as virtual colonies and the lifting of former restrictions regarding foreign missionaries spreading Christianity. The failure of the Qing Dynasty to prevent any of these circumstances from occurring resulted in the Chinese people losing faith in the ability of the old ruling powers to protect the country from foreign influence and domination. The end result was the eventual overthrow of the 350-year Qing Dynasty and the formation of the Republic of China in 1912.Full Answer >
Medieval towns grew due to a combination of factors including an increase in trade, European geography, enhanced farming technology and population growth. The Crusades during the 11th century opened up the trading routes across the Mediterranean Sea, while land trade routes from northern Italy to central Europe were also revived. Advances in civil technology allowed towns to support an increasingly concentrated population.Full Answer >
Mansa Musa was a Medieval African emperor who ruled over Mali from 1312-1337. He is most well-known for his pilgrimage to Mecca that occurred in 1324. He was the first Muslim African ruler to make the pilgrimage.Full Answer >
The Maccabean Revolt was a rebellion that occurred from 167 to 160 BC when the Judean rebel group the Maccabees took up arms against the Seleucid Empire. According to traditional accounts, it began when Mattathias the Hasmonean refused to obey imperial orders to worship Greek deities and killed a priest who attempted to make an offering to an idol. The revolt ended with the reestablishment of the Temple of Jerusalem.Full Answer >