Famous People in the Diamond Industry | CT Diamond Museum
Learn more of the famous people in the South African diamond industry, past and present including Cecil John Rhodes and the Oppenheimer family.
This Day in History: Dec 11, 1899: The Battle of Magersfontein
The Battle of Magersfontein was fought on 11 December 1899, at Magersfontein near Kimberley on the borders of the Cape Colony and the independent republic of the Orange Free State. British forces under Lieutenant General Lord Methuen were advancing north along the railway line from the Cape in order to relieve the Siege of Kimberley, but their path was blocked at Magersfontein by a Boer force that was entrenched in the surrounding hills. The British had already fought a series of battles…
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Cecil Rhodes, the founder of DeBeers, and murdering frontiers men. Rhodes killed close to 100 million Africans on his quest for glittering stones. Apparently, to this company it was worth it. Click the link.
Northern Cape Diamond Fields: Kimberley’s Big Hole and diamond history
Northern Cape Diamond Fields Region’s rich history of diamond mining is famous for Kimberley’s Big Hole, De Beers and Cecil John Rhodes | FindTripInfo
Travel to Great Mirror with the The Great Mirror
The Great Mirror is a collection of several thousand photos showing cultural rather than physical landscapes. They are intended to illuminate the people who have shaped the face of the earth and are reflected in it. These photographs were taken over the last 30 years by Bret Wallach, a geography professor at the University of Oklahoma.