Cathedral St Pierre et Paul, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This catholic cathedral in the copper-mining city of Lubumbashi (formerly Elizabethville) was built in the 1920s and has a Florentine style about it.
One of the pyramid’s at Giza, Egypt. The pyramids were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today it is the only ancient Wonder still in existence. This photo was taken from the top of one of the other pyramids. Photo by flickr’s AjanProvocateur.
Ksar Hadada, Tunisia. Located about 12 miles from the Sahara, rain is very rare but very strong when it appears. The local economy is based on the cultivation of olive trees and the rearing of goats or sheep. A discovery of dinosaur fossils was once made in the village.
El Colobó, Norris Square, Puerto Rico. The African huts, which in standard fashion, are extravagantly painted both inside and out, recognise the African aspect of Puerto Rican ancestry. Photo by Flickr’s ilovensnp.
Great Zimbabwe. The Shona people lived here between the 12th and 18th century AD. The city was very big compared to other settlements at that time and included the biggest man-made stone structures in Africa south of the Egyptian pyramids.
Ksar Ouled Soltane, Tunisia. These Ksour - fortified Berber strongholds consisting of many rooms called “ghorfas” - are used for storing grain. The structures look so outlandish and bizarre that they were used as the backdrop for the planet Tataouine in the Star Wars films.
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