5 Objects That Illuminate the Medieval Exchange Between Africa and Europe – Atlas Obscura

DURING THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD, BETWEEN the 8th to 16th centuries, West Africa was flush with vast resources and gold. Its kingdoms were some of the most prosperous the world has ever known. When the king Mansa Musa of 14th-century Mali made a stop in Cairo, Egypt, it’s said that he handed out so much gold to the poor that he single-handedly caused…

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Stonehenge sun-disc from the dawn of history goes on display in Wiltshire for summer solstice | Culture24

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Photo of a gold disc with a cross

The gold sun-disc dates from the time of Stonehenge© Wiltshire Museum

Marking this year’s summer solstice an early Bronze Age sun-disc, one of the earliest metal objects found in Britain, has gone on display for the first time at Wiltshire Museum.

Archaeologists believe the disc was forged in about 2,400 BC, soon after the great sarsen stones were put up at Stonehenge. It is thought it was worn on clothing to represent the sun.

Wiltshire Museum will exhibit a gold ‘Stonehenge sun-disc’, which may have been worn on clothing or a head-dress

The sun-disc, one of only six such finds, was discovered in a burial mound at…

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Christopher Columbus Was Even Worse Than You Thought‏; Bankrupting an Empire!

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Christopher Columbus Was Even Worse Than You Thought‏;
Bankrupting an Empire! Stefan Molyneux.
Happy Columbus Day! Millions of people throughout the world will commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World.

Media outlets generally don’t shy away from exposing the truth about this American hero and most people who educate themselves outside the propaganda vacuum of public schools know that in the 21st century the man would be put on trial for crimes against humanity – well, unless he managed to reach the summit of political power.

There is, however, one aspect of Columbus’ sins that gets ignored.

When he set sail for what turned out to be the American continent, he carried with him the commandment of King Ferdinand of Spain: “Get gold, humanely if possible, but at all hazards – get gold!”

In his lust for gold, Columbus robbed and forced the…

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