While calendars and timekeeping were important to many cultures throughout history, they were usually for reasons relating to weather and seasons. It didn’t really matter how old you were, and few people would care exactly which day they were born on. u/Atramhasis writes that birthdays didn’t really become a thing in ancient Persia and Greece unt…Read More
Medieval illuminations range from serious to silly, and we might assume that jousting snails and mooning monks were jokes inserted by a scribe who was getting away with something. But u/rimeroyal tells us that often they were silly or distracting on purpose.
Nearly every single page [of one book] has some kind of bizarre figure in the margins,…Read More
Nigerian writer, Othuke Umukoro, has made the country really proud as he won £3,000 (N1,607,617.11) Brunel’s African Poetry Prize.
The 31-year-old poet said he is very much happy that he emerged winner in the international contest.
“Don’t just get an African name get a African brain, it’s all about educating yourself first, don’t walk around with that name if you can’t even defend the ideas and you don’t even know your culture” – Tupac Shakur
Stunning artifacts from the Benin Kingdom in Edo State, Nigeria.
Most of them were stolen and are being kept in museums across Europe. The European countries have refused to return them to Nigeria.
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