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7 Oldest Buildings in Africa

Pyramid of Djoser

You have probably heard Africa referred to as the “cradle of humanity.” As you might expect given its important role in human development, there are some stupendously ancient structures still standing on the continent. While many of them are barely recognizable as buildings (appearing more like unfinished mounds), others are very well preserved, dating back

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7 Most Astonishing Facts About the Sahara

Hiker in the Tadrart Acacus (part of the Sahara Desert) in Western Libya

If you take a look at the top part of the continent of Africa on a map, you will notice it is dominated by a vast desert known as the Sahara. This desert is the third largest in the entire world, surpassed only by Antarctica and the Arctic—both of which are cold deserts. That makes

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Top 8 Biggest Cities in Africa

Cape Town is the 2nd biggest city in South Africa

Previously we’ve posted about the most beautiful cities in Africa as well as the most expensive cities. But have you ever wondered what the biggest cities in Africa are? Usually when we talk about “biggest cities,” we are talking in terms of population. Technically, measuring the size of a city is not all that cut and

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6 Biggest Parks in Africa

Lion in Kruger National Park

There is so much to see and do and explore in Africa that it can be hard to know where to begin your journey—but a good place to start if you are planning a trip is with one of the continent’s incredible national parks. In fact, Africa’s breathtaking parks take up quite a bit of space. So

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5 Oldest Churches and Monasteries in Africa

Paromeos Monastery - oldest monastery in Africa

Christianity has a long and rich tradition in Africa, especially in Ethiopia, where the religion was originally introduced all the way back in the 1st century AD. This makes it one of the first countries in the world to embrace Christianity, alongside Armenia. That is why there are some incredibly old and beautiful churches in Ethiopia

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