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(1670s) Caption (translated): "Scenes of Magic: 1, Priest speaking to the lion / 2, Spell of the priest / 3, belt with sacred relics/objects / 4, Iron handles / 5, Two horn-shaped amulets filled with ointment." Antonio Cavazzi (b. 1621) was an Italian priest who from 1654 to 1667 joined the Capuchin mission in what is today northern Angola; after a visit to Europe, he returned to Angola, particularly the Kingdom of Kongo, where he remained from 1672 to 1677.

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Jan 28, 2010 – A woman carries books for sale in Luanda, Angola. © Rafael MARCHANTE (Photographer. Lisboa, Portugal) via Reuters. View "The day in photos" slide-show at link to see original image. ... KEEP attribution & links when repinning or posting to other social media (ie blogs, twitter, tumblr etc). Don't pin the art & erase the artist. Give credit where due. See: http://pinterest.com/picturebooklove/how-to-pin-responsibly/ -pfb

Where the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Began The men, women and children needed to fuel the trans-Atlantic slave trade were initially snatched from their lives in Senegambia (Senegal and The Gambia) and the Windward Coast. Around 1650, slave traders moved their operations to West-Central Africa (the Kingdom of the Kongo and neighboring Angola). According to author […]

Dusky Twinspot (Tasso Leventis) - this localized and beautiful finch is common at Mount Moco where the highlands of Angola are home to a few isolated pockets of montane forest.

Mukubal Kid Doing High Jumping, Angola Mucubal people are a subgroup of the Herero ethnic group, which means they are bantu speaking, and are supposed to have come from Kenya and to be related with Massais. They are semi nomadic pastoralists living of cattle raising and agriculture. They live in a large area between the slopes of Chela Mounts in the north, and River Cunene to the south, where they are believed to have stopped during the Herero migration, about 300 years ago. Mucubal…