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African trade routes sketched out by mediaeval beads

The chemical composition of glass beads and their morphological characteristics can reveal where they come from. Archaeologists analyzed glass beads found at rural sites in Mali and Senegal from between the 7th and 13th centuries AD. The scientists demonstrate that the glass they are made of probably came from Egypt, the Levantine coast and the Middle East. The results show that international trade linking Africa to Europe and Asia during was connected with local and regional trade.

Deaths From Terrorism Reach Five-year Low – Falling For Fifth Straight Year

Globally deaths from terrorism fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2019—a 15 percent decrease from the prior year, continuing a positive trend. The 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) reports this week that deaths from terrorism peaked in 2014 and the number of deaths has now decreased by 59 percent since then. The annual report, […]

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