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West African royalty; note the symbols adorning the headdress, similar to that of Hathor, as well the African Ankh apparent on the staff.

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Queen Nzinga Mbande, (1583-1663) was a warrior queen of the Nzinga and Matamba and one of the greatest female African rulers who fought valiantly to keep her country's citizens from becoming victims of the slave trade.

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Africa | Last queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, married King Mutara Rudahigwa (Mutara II) in 1942. Mutara was a Tutsi tribesman | Photographer and date of this photo unknown.

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Africa | Last queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, married King Mutara Rudahigwa (Mutara II) in 1942. Mutara was a Tutsi tribesman | Photographer and date of this photo unknown.

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Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Wolete Giyorgis 3 April 1891 – 15 February 1962) was the wife and consort of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

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