Baphomet Illustration (1856)

The black and white illustration depicts Baphomet produced by Eliphas Levi Zahed. This deity was thought to be worshiped by warriors in the Knights Templar.  There is little evidence to suggest that the Knights Templar actually  believed in such a deity. It may have been made up to get certain individuals who fell out of […]

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Most Significant Events of 2017

Yahya Jammeh Forced into Exile  President Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile. When elections were held in 2016 he initially accepted defeat from his challenger Adama  Barrow. Jammeh even gave a concession speech. However, he then later decided to contest the results. This then sparked a political crisis, which gained the attention of both Nigeria […]

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World War I Postcards Depicting the Emperors of the Central Powers (1914-1918)

These are postcards produced in the German Empire during World War I. They depict the emperors of the Central Powers who were in conflict with the Allies which included the British Empire, France, and the Russian Empire.  Kaiser Wilhelm was the German emperor who allied with Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Ottoman empire […]

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Julius Nyerere Meets Mao Zedong

This photograph was taken in 1965 when President Julius Nyerere paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China. The two nations shared cordial diplomatic relations, even though both nations had different ideological stances on socialism. Mao’s aid to Tanzania was generous. There was a reason that such a relationship could work. The newly […]

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