Fascinating People, Fascinating Places

Fascinating People, Fascinating Places


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Caliphate of Hamdullahi (Massina Empire)
November 23, 2022

In North West Africa, the vast wilderness of the Sahara runs into the tropical rainforests of Benin and Burkina Faso. And it is in this region, that some of Africas greatest empires flourished. Among

Modern Day Slavery: Mauritania
November 09, 2022

Mauritania, one of Africas largest yet least talked about countries holds a dark secret: slavery. While slavery in various forms continues to exist around the world, in Mauritania its on a massive sc

Modern Day Slavery: Mauritania
November 09, 2022

Mauritania, one of Africas largest yet least talked about countries holds a dark secret: slavery. While slavery in various forms continues to exist around the world, in Mauritania its on a massive scale having been woven into the very fabric of society.

Amy Johnson: The Pioneering Pilot
October 27, 2022

In May 1930, a young English woman from Yorkshire arrived in Sydney, Australia she received a welcome fit for a Queen.Amy Johnson had become the first female pilot to fly from the United Kingdom to Australia. It was a remarkable feat for the 26 year old

Amy Johnson: The Pioneering Pilot
October 27, 2022

In May 1930, a young English woman from Yorkshire arrived in Sydney, Australia she received a welcome fit for a Queen. Amy Johnson had become the first female pilot to fly from the United Kingdom to A

The Hindenburg Disaster
October 13, 2022

On 6 May 1937, four camera crews were on hand as the German Zeppelin airship the Hindenburg burst into flames. Separately, radio journalist Herbert Morrison was on the scene and his commentary of the

The Hindenburg Disaster
October 13, 2022

On 6 May 1937, four camera crews were on hand as the German Zeppelin airship the Hindenburg burst into flames. Separately, radio journalist Herbert Morrison was on the scene and his commentary of the event is forever associated with the tragedy. In this e

Tutankhamun: Man, Treasure, Curse
September 28, 2022

Having been lost to history for 3,000 years, Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun became a household name in 1922 when British Archaeologist Howard Carter excavated his tomb. But who was the man behind the iconic golden mask? What treasures were found in his tomb

Tutankhamun: Man, Treasure, Curse
September 28, 2022

Having been lost to history for 3,000 years, Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun became a household name in 1922 when British Archaeologist Howard Carter excavated his tomb. But who was the man behind the ic

Mussolini's March on Rome (1922)
September 16, 2022

Some 1500 years after Alaric led the Visigoths in the sacking of Rome, the eternal city was braced for another invasion. There was talk of as many as a million supporters of fascist politician Benito Mussolini, seizing power by force. What followed was si