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In 1961 a British archaeologist, found the ruins of Husuni Kubwa, the royal palace of the Tanzanian city of Kilwa. It had over a hundred rooms, including a reception hall, galleries, courtyards, terraces and an octagonal swimming pool.

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1414 the Kenyan city of Malindi sent ambassadors to China carrying a gift that created a sensation at the Imperial Court. It was, of course, a giraffe.

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Yuhi Musinga, king of Rwanda, came to power in 1896 and collaborated with the German government to strengthen his own kingship. Died: 1944

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In around 300 BC, the Sudanese invented a writing script that had twenty-three letters of which four were vowels and there was also a word divider. Ancient texts have survived that were in this script. Some are on display in the British Museum.

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The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa.

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Africa has the world's largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.

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Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in Africa; it is 355 feet high and one mile wide.

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The oldest human remains ever discovered were found in Ethiopia. They are approximately 200,000 years old.

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Africa is the second largest continent on earth, approximately 11.7 million square miles

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Africa straddles the equator and is the only continent to extend from the northern temperate zone to the southern temperate zone.

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Africa is the hottest continent on earth

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Sudan is Africa's largest country (968,000 square miles).

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Cairo is the continents largest city

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Africa is home to the worlds largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.

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The people of Africa have more physical variations than any other continent.

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