French scholar Jean-François Champollion announced his decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs on September 27, 1822
A new book celebrates the achievements of wanderers, whose stories have long been overlooked
A new film stars Viola Davis as the leader of the Agojie, the all-woman army of the African kingdom of Dahomey
The piece of paper went missing for nearly 200 years, leaving some scholars to question whether it even existed
A new exhibition at the V&A in London explores historic and contemporary African designers, photographers, models, makeup artists and illustrators
Colonizers took the items after a deadly battle in the late 19th century
Mired in misconception, the poxvirus is endemic in certain African countries but was rarely reported in Europe and the U.S. until recently
A Shipwreck, a Robot and an Archival Treasure Hunt Reveal the Diverse History of the Whaling Industry
Free Black Americans and Native Americans once worked on the "Industry," a whaling ship whose wreck was recently identified in the Gulf of Mexico
Operators practicing 'solidarity tourism' push back against travel that can be environmentally and socially destructive
The ground-breaking move heralds a new path for interactions between African and Western institutions
Recent excavations suggest the Blemmyes assumed power of the Sikait mining site between the fourth and sixth centuries C.E.
A new show celebrates the stars of Nigeria's Nollywood, the country’s vibrant $3 billion film industry
The four-phase project will include a museum, global research center and memorial
Two brass "stumbling stones" are among the first to memorialize the Afro-German people murdered by the Nazis
American authorities seized the presumably looted objects, which were listed as replicas, in 2009
Harvard professor David Damrosch's new release has readers traveling to London, Paris, Nigeria, Tokyo and beyond without ever leaving home
Displaying the looted artworks does "a huge amount of harm,” says director Ngaire Blankenberg, who has affirmed her commitment to repatriating the objects
Scholars have yet to identify the young boy, but new research offers insights on his age and likely background
The sign identifies the 19th-century statesman as a "committed British colonialist"
The Zanzibar-born author of ten novels tells richly detailed stories about people living "in the gulf between cultures and continents"
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