Northeast Africa

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    2650 B.C. Egypt's First Step Pryamid

    2650 B.C. Egypt's First Step Pryamid
    The Step Pyramid of Djoser was the first pyramid, the Egyptians built. Djoser was sometimes spelled Zoser. The first step pyramid needed a lot of work to build, and it actually started off as a Mastaba tomb. Beneath the step pyramid, there are tunnels and chambers. The center of it is 90 feet deep and 28 meters shaft that is at its bottom, and contains the burial chamber of king Djoser. It had 15 doors in it, and only one can be opened. They had to use giant airbags to hold up the pyramids roof,
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    31 B.C. Queen Cleopatra

    31 B.C. Queen Cleopatra
    Queen Cleopatra was one of the oldest queens in Egypt. She was very smart and beautiful; she was described as a queen with no mercy. She had set a lot of goals for herself. Cleopatra spoke many different languages, also was the last true pharaoh in Egypt. She ruled an empire that included Egypt, Cyprus, part of modern-day Libya and other territories in the Middle East. No one knows the real reason she killed herself but she had tried twice and failed. But then she dressed herself in her richest
  • Rosetta Stone Found

    The Rosetta Stone is a stone that is inscribed using Egyptian and Greek writing. It is almost for feet long, and two-and-a-half feet wide. Its writings honor the Egyptian Pharaoh, Ptolemy V, and lists the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. Although it was found in 1799, it was carved in 196 B.C. The stone gets its name from the town it was discovered in, Rosetta. French soldiers discovered it while they were rebuilding a fort in Egypt. When the British defeated...
  • 1879-1983 South Sudan Attempted Independence

    There are many different races and ethnicities in Sudan; a great majority of them are Arabic and African American. In 1879, the Egyptians conquered Sudan and decided to establish a rule/law. They called this “rule” The Province of Equatorial.
    This war formed the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region; however, this did not last long. In 1983 yet again a war within the “state” broke out. Since only local citizens and people who live in Sudan were involved, countless rebellions were formed. Although ...
  • The British Takeover of Sudan

    In 1882 Sudan was taken over by British colonial forces. The British were taking over Africa and Britain teamed up with Egypt to take power over Sudan. Britain created segregation and became the new government over Sudan. Sudan was segregated between blacks and whites with the whites in charge. This is how Britain took over Sudan.
  • France Overthrows Chad

    In 1900, the French overthrew Chad. The leader of Chad at the time was Rabih al-Zubayr. Before the French took over, Rabih ruled over three kingdoms, Kanem-Bornu, Baguirmi, and Ouaddaï. These kingdoms became absorbed in the colony of French Equitorial Africa when the French took over. Later on, this colony became a self-governing republic within the French Community. France was interested in this land for financial gain. They discovered that cotton could be cultivated in the region, and ...
  • The Independence of Sudan

    Sudan became a country on December 19, 1955. This happened when the parliament unanimously voted that Sudan should be it’s own state. On January 1, 1956, the Egyptian and British forces left Sudan and a five-man council was appointed to take over the rule of the Government until a new government was created. For the time being, the people of Sudan had an extension in Education, Transportation, economic support and more. The U.S. committed quickly to supporting Sudan in their technical support...
  • Chad Gains Independence

    On August 11, 1960, Chad gained its independence from France. The leader of the independence movement was Francois Tombalbaye. He also became the first president of Chad. Tombalbaye was born in the south of Chad, and he was a teacher before being elected to the territorial legislature in 1952. Chad’s flag is a big symbol of their independence. It was influenced by the French tricolored flag, but African colors were adopted into it. The blue stripe represents the sky, hope, and agricultural ...
  • South Sudan Gains Independence

    South Sudan is one of our last countries to become an actual state. It was recently unified on July 9, 2011, and is still fighting for independence.
    After countless votes and fighting, they formed self-government.
    Soon after forming this government, they decided to fight in the first civil war. Sadly, this decision resulted in around 500,000 deaths. -CIVIL WAR-
    South Sudan is one of Northeast Africa’s most recently formed states as of finally made independent and added Laws and Rules throug