Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, after Asia. Even as late as the 1930s, much of its interior had gone unexplored by Europeans, lending it the nickname "The Dark Continent."

Important expeditions into the continent included those by Henry Stanley, Sir Adrian Braidthwaite, and Alan Mauberg.

In the early twentieth century, much of Africa's lands were divided up as European colonies and protectorates. The Europeans believed that they were bringing civilization and the benefits of modern culture to the native African inhabitants, while they tended to exploit the economic resources of the continent. By the middle of the twentieth century, many of the countries of Africa became independent, but suffered from slow economic development and political instability.

Adventures in AfricaEdit

Indiana Jones journeyed to Africa many times in his life. As a child he visited Egypt, Morocco, and British East Africa while on his father's world lecture tour between 1908 and 1910. During World War I, Jones and Remy Baudouin were assigned to the African theater of the war, where they fought in German East Africa, and had an expedition across the Congo basin.

As an archaeologist, Jones would periodically return to Africa either to help in the uncovering of archaeological sites and artifacts, or to seek information in the trading centers. In 1936, he discovered the Ark of the Covenant in Egypt, and escaped with it under the noses of the Nazis who were also seeking the Biblical treasure.

Countries and colonies in AfricaEdit


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