World Heritage in Danger - The old city of Jerusalem. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham's sacrifice.

Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Africa | "Juju costume" cross-river Egbo Society. || ref. Carl Meinhof on African Religion in Hamburg, 1912

D May African "Juju costume". Image taken from a lecture given by Carl Meinhof on African Religion in Hamburg, Shaman, ritual, costume

Muslim vs Christians in Nigeria | Islam in Africa Map See map details From lib.utexas.edu Created 1987

Muslim vs Christians in Nigeria Islam in Africa Map See map details From lib.edu Created 1987

Religion in Africa-- is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and philosophy. Today, the continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam, and to a lesser extent Traditional African religion. In Christian or Islamic communities, religious beliefs are also sometimes characterized with syncretism with the beliefs and practices of traditional religions.

Traditional African religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 16 primordial odu - Of the 256 possible letters than can come in traditional Yoruba divination, these 16 are the most... archetypical.    This alphabet for divination spread all over Africa and into Asia and then to Europe.

The 16 primordial odu - Of the 256 possible letters than can come in traditional Yoruba divination, these 16 are the most. This alphabet for divination spread all over Africa and into Asia and then to Europe.

1. There's a well-known saying in Mali that the country is "98% Muslim, 2% Christian and 100% animist", with Islam absorbing traditional practices and allowing people to retain connections with their customary spirituality – providing a formula for religious tolerance

The spread of the Islamic religion - Sankoré Madrasah, The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa.

Let's not forget about the holiday that comes after Christmas! Here are some really cool facts about this celebration.

In honor of Kwanzaa (An Infographic

The other handful of libraries still surviving in Chinguetti however are very much time capsules of the medieval era in which they were first built, storing the ancient books in simple cardboard binders on open shelving, vulnerable to the elements.

The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti on the Edge of the Sahara Desert, holding rare books in this nearly ghost town in West Africa.

2400 years BC, South Africa  Oldest painting on a rock shelter wall in the Drakensberg dates back about 2400 years  Bushmen   Драконовы горы,  Drakensberg, территории ЮАР, Лесото и Свазиленда.

artafrica: Drakensburg Cave, Rock Art, South Africa by Kenneth Garrett

Sunrise in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. by Fly Traveler on 500px

Sunrise in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Sunrise in the African Savannah by Fly Traveler

Today South Africa is characterised by the kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions and religions that brought about the term Rainbow Nation.  Without doubt a great way to experience the diversity of cultures is through the local food, often referred to as the Rainbow Cuisine.  For the daring diner, South Africa offers culinary adventures ranging from crocodile and mopane worms to Ostrich eggs.

Today South Africa is characterised by the kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions …

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