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awakonate:  / © of Catherine & Bernard Desjeux

awakonate: / © of Catherine & Bernard Desjeux

ca. 5,000 BCE. Neolithic stone beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa. Using simple hand-carved tools, stones were placed on a grooved stone and  pecked out from both sides which was difficult, nonetheless, modern means cannot duplicate them. Tubular beads were even more difficult and came later in the Bronze Age in West Asia and the Indus Valley. Holes are generally not smooth nor even. SItes show many beads were broken in the process.

Neolithic beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa, 5000 BCE - AMBAR

The Amazigh are a sub group of the Berbers, a semi-nomadic people of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and other areas of North West Africa

78 Traditional Costumes from around the World ...

A girl wearing a traditional tribe costume. The Amazigh are a sub group of the Berbers, a semi-nomadic people of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and other areas of North West Africa.

Roman map of the ancient world shows the road network in the Roman Empire in the 4th century and covers Europe, parts of Asia (India) and North-Africa

Ancient World Maps: century. Roman Map Ancient World shows the Road Network Roman Empire (Europe, parts of Asia [India] and Northern Africa)

This is a dish steeped in the flavors of North Africa, but also of France Chicken serves as the protein, bathed in a blend of North African spices — cinnamon and coriander, turmeric, ginger powder and cardamom — combined with tomatoes, saffron and a little stock. (Photo: Christina Holmes for The New York Times)

Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Tagine

Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Tagine recipe: This recipe for an elegant North African stew comes out of the kitchen of Boulud Sud, Daniel Boulud’s sophisticated Mediterranean French restaurant in New York - NYT Cooking

Tannery with view of the city in the background.   MOROCCO.      (by mich_obrien, via Flickr)

"We saw all of these handmade buckets of dye. The slaves + workers (who were underpaid + so skinny + frail) would dye the leather in these buckets. This is how they get such rich colors over there. it was beautiful to see in person

Zaalouk is a Moroccan salad, known throughout North Africa, that is often prepared with eggplant and which accompanies grilled meats, fish and tagines. #Morocco #MoroccanCuisine #196flavors

Morocco: Zaalouk is a Moroccan salad, known throughout North Africa, that is often prepared with eggplant and which accompanies grilled meats, fish and tagines.

Maaqouda is a potato fritter recipe that is popular throughout North Africa. It is especially prepared during the Ramadan period. #algeria…

Algeria - Maaqouda is a potato fritter recipe that is popular throughout North Africa. It is especially prepared during the Ramadan period.

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