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Ahmad Grañ

Ahmad Grāñ was the leader of a Muslim faction which almost succeeded in subjugating Ethiopia in the 16th century. By the end of the Adal-Ethiopian War (1529-43), he had conquered three-quarters of the kingdom of Ethiopia.

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of the Basque Roads

The Battle of the Basque Roads was fought April 11-13, 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars. Assaulting the French fleet in Basque Roads, the British opened the battle by attacking with fireships. These forced many French ships in Basque Roads ashore and though some were taken, the British failed to ful

The Maya Calendar

The Maya (Mayan refers to language) were known for their astronomical calculations and particularly their calendars including the 52-year cycle used throughout Mesoamerica and known as the Calendar Round.

Apollo 11 Spacecraft Being Launched

A picture of the 363-foot tall Apollo 11 space vehicle being launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, at 9:37 a.m., July 16, 1969.

The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is the statement of faith that reflects the beliefs of Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, and Eastern Orthodoxy.

Famous Fruit Paintings

Still-life images of fruit, long been a subject for painters, allows artists to display their particular gifts by trying their hand at a common subject. Some paintings bring out of the vibrant colors of the fruit, while others cast them in shadow, using their hues as counterpoint to a dark scene.

Women of the Torah Were Co-Founders of Israel

Although tradition has focused on the Bible's patriarchs, the women of the Torah played equally important roles as ancestors of Israel. Indeed, without the matriarchs Sarah, Rebekah, Leah and Rachel, there could have been no fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham that he would be the ance

The Egyptian Influence on Greek Art

Egyptian influence on Greek art emerged in the 7th century B.C., according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline. The resulting naturalism replaced the more geometric style which dominated Greek art prior to that time.


Pentecost is the name of a religious holiday in both Judaism and Christianity.

Drama Queen Costume Ideas

Merriam Webster defines the term "drama queen" as "a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions." You've probably met someone who fits this description. Dressing up as a drama queen, for Halloween or for a party, allows the drama queen within you to come out, if only for a

Rock as the Articulator of the Human Psyche

Whether the stone has a cultural connotation as in Stonehenge or an artistic connotation as in Michelangelo/Rodin, the stone interpretes the inner man. The rock mirrors the human psyche.

See Art Based on the Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey has inspired impressive artwork. Here are some of the artistic representations of people Odysseus encountered, based on the Odyssey.

Confederate Raider: Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes

Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes was a noted Confederate naval commander during the American Civil War. First making a name for himself as commander of the raider CSS Sumter, Raphael Semmes later earned international fame as captain of CSS Alabama. Defeated off Cherbourg in 1864, Raphael Semmes returned


Find out more about the French territory Moyen-Congo.