Category Archives: Africa

The Mappa Mundi, the World’s Largest Medieval Map

Housed in the Hereford Cathedreal, the Mappa Mundi is believed to the be the world’s largest medieval map. England specialized in world maps of the Middle Ages. They were drawn upon cloth or walls or animal skins.  Only those who … Continue reading

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July 4, 1776 – Meet the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Today, I am enjoying some quiet time with family and my writing, but I thought some of you might wish a second chance to explore my pieces on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. It took me a little … Continue reading

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What Could Be in a 19th Century Vampire-Slaying Kit?

‘Vampire-slaying kit’ bought by Royal Armouries museum The box contains a prayer book and “vampire-slaying equipment” Related Stories Vampire-slaying kit sells for £7k Vampire-slaying kit up for sale In 2012, the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds sold a “vampire-slaying kit.” The … Continue reading

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Bride Inheritance? A Cultural Allowance for a Widow or a Means to Control Property?

Bride Inheritance or Widow Inheritance is a cultural practice sometimes related to a levirate marriage. In this practice, a woman must marry a kinsman of her late husband. This kinsman is often her brother-in-law.  From Bible Study Tools, we learn, … Continue reading

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