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The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Paulpaulpaul(m): 11:59pm On Sep 05, 2017
Africa is blessed but she was destroyed by the European might. If we don't blow our trumpet, who will blow it for us?



I will give a collection of African cities destroyed by the pseudo-missionaries and slave traders

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Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Laryne(m): 12:05am On Sep 06, 2017
Waiting. ..
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 12:32am On Sep 06, 2017
THE GREAT CITY OF BENIN


The walls of Benin extend for some 16 000 kilometres in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. They cover 6500 square kilometres and were all dug by the Edo people. In all, they are four times longer than the Great Wall of China, and consumed a hundred times more material than the Great Pyramid of Cheops.


Sadly, in 1897, Benin City was destroyed by British forces under
Admiral Harry Rawson . The city was looted, blown up and burnt to the ground. A collection of the famous Benin Bronzes are now in the British Museum in London. Part of the 700 stolen bronzes by the British troops were sold back to Nigeria in 1972.

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 12:38am On Sep 06, 2017
THE CITY OF TIMBUKTU The Empire of Mansa Musa



The city of Timbuktu (present day Mali) in the 14th century was five times bigger than the city of London. It was the richest city in the world. The richest man ever in the history of Humanity-Mansa Musa was the emperor. The empire covered modern day Mali, Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea. At the time of his death in 1331, Mansa Musa worth the equivalent of 400 billion dollars. At that time Mali Empire was producing more than half the world’s supply of salt and gold. When Mansa Musa went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324, he carried so much gold, and spent them so lavishly that the price of gold fell for ten years. He founded the library of Timbuktu, and the famous manuscripts of Timbuktu which cover all areas of world knowledge.
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 12:50am On Sep 06, 2017
Mansa Musa

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 12:53am On Sep 06, 2017
An ancient Mosque

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 1:14am On Sep 06, 2017
THE ANCIENT CITY OF KUMASI


Kumasi is the heart of what was once a sovereign powerful kingdom in the region called the Ashanti Kingdom. It had control over Central Ghana and most of what is now Benin and Cote D’Ivoire. They were fierce warriors, apparently became incredibly powerful. Drawings of life in Kumasi show homes, often of 2 stories, square buildings with thatched roofs, with family compounds arranged around a courtyard.

The beautiful city of Kumasi was blown up, destroyed by fire, and looted by the British at the end of the 19th century.
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 1:17am On Sep 06, 2017
Mud and Stick Mosque of 18th Century

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 1:25am On Sep 06, 2017
The Asanti Seat of Power

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by cromz(m): 1:32am On Sep 06, 2017
moreee
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Iampaulpaulpaul: 1:46am On Sep 06, 2017
KILWA KISIWANI EMPIRE



In 1331, Ibn Battouta , described Kilwa one of the most beautiful and well-constructed cities in the world, the whole of it is elegantly built”. The ruins are complete with `gothic` arches and intricate stonework, examples of exquisite architecture. Kilwa dates back to the 9th century and was at its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries. This international African port minted its own currency in the 11th -14th centuries. Remains of artefacts link it to Spain, China, Arabia and India.

The inhabitants, architects and founders of this city were not Arabs and the only influence the Europeans had in the form of the Portuguese was to mark the start of decline, most likely through smallpox and influenza.”


In 1505 Portuguese forces destroyed and burned down the Swahili cities of Kilwa and Mombasa.
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Orodje(m): 2:34am On Sep 06, 2017
You mean in 1331, Mansa Musa
worth 400 billion dollars? Op na wa for you even Bill Gates is not up to that amount cool
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by olawaletimi(m): 5:49am On Sep 06, 2017
Orodje:
You mean in 1331, Mansa Musa
worth 400 billion dollars? Op na wa for you even Bill Gates is not up to that amount cool
You must be new to the internet to ask such a question. Oga, google Mansa Musa you ll find out better.
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Orodje(m): 9:37am On Sep 06, 2017
Bro chill forget Google coz I know this guy's history more than you do. No one knows his net worth, many sources quote a net worth of $400 billion, but this number seems to be pulled out of thin air. The Wikipedia article does give one intriguing example of his wealth.
According to the story, Musa went on pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324. With him, he brought as much as 72,000 pounds of gold to give to the poor. At today's prices, that would be worth an astounding 1.5 billion dollars. Of course these figures, like many from history, are probably wildly inflated. And even if Musa did give away $1.5 billion, that doesn't tell us what his total net worth was. So where does the number of $400 billion come from? And what's their source? If they have one, they aren't saying. Its possible that the number is simply made up.
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by 124mumsy: 11:48am On Sep 06, 2017
Orodje:
Bro chill forget Google coz I know this guy's history more than you do. No one knows his net worth, many sources quote a net worth of $400 billion, but this number seems to be pulled out of thin air. The Wikipedia article does give one intriguing example of his wealth.
According to the story, Musa went on pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324. With him, he brought as much as 72,000 pounds of gold to give to the poor. At today's prices, that would be worth an astounding 1.5 billion dollars. Of course these figures, like many from history, are probably wildly inflated. And even if Musa did give away $1.5 billion, that doesn't tell us what his total net worth was. So where does the number of $400 billion come from? And what's their source? If they have one, they aren't saying. Its possible that the number is simply made up.
pls dont distract this guy from educating the puplic. i am proud we once have a man that was once the richiest man on earth. u c d white are just being wicked
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Habyz(m): 1:08pm On Sep 06, 2017
Orodje:
Bro chill forget Google coz I know this guy's history more than you do. No one knows his net worth, many sources quote a net worth of $400 billion, but this number seems to be pulled out of thin air. The Wikipedia article does give one intriguing example of his wealth.
According to the story, Musa went on pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324. With him, he brought as much as 72,000 pounds of gold to give to the poor. At today's prices, that would be worth an astounding 1.5 billion dollars. Of course these figures, like many from history, are probably wildly inflated. And even if Musa did give away $1.5 billion, that doesn't tell us what his total net worth was. So where does the number of $400 billion come from? And what's their source? If they have one, they aren't saying. Its possible that the number is simply made up.
If he was rich enough to give out 72,000 pounds of gold, what's stopping him from being richer than Bill Gates
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Hati13(m): 5:16pm On Sep 06, 2017
The destruction of Africa wasn't mostly only committed by Europeans, but also by Arabs, Ottoman Turks and African themselves. For example, let take Ethiopia. In ancient time, the Arabs, Bejas (Africans) and Ethiopian Jews (Africans) led waste to the once among the 4 powerful state in world "Axumite Empire".

In medieval times, the Adal sultanate (African), Ottoman Turks, Arabs and Oromos (Africans) destructed the then strong Ethiopian Empire and led waste to many of it's province civilizations. Many of it's architectures (Churches, Monasteries and others) whom the destroyers (Adals, Ottoman Turks and Arabs) said "is their a magnificent and beautiful structure even in East Roman, Persia or other areas" were completely destroyed together with other invaluable texts destroyed and treasures looted.

After the Adal invaders were driven out of Ethiopia, the Oromos who started their invasion earlier accelerated their genocidal conquest and led waste to Ethiopia again.

I wish that either I wasn't born or born in the 15th century AD (1400s) of Ethiopia.

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Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Paulpaulpaul(m): 8:26am On Sep 07, 2017
Orodje:
Bro chill forget Google coz I know this guy's history more than you do. No one knows his net worth, many sources quote a net worth of $400 billion, but this number seems to be pulled out of thin air. The Wikipedia article does give one intriguing example of his wealth.
According to the story, Musa went on pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324. With him, he brought as much as 72,000 pounds of gold to give to the poor. At today's prices, that would be worth an astounding 1.5 billion dollars. Of course these figures, like many from history, are probably wildly inflated. And even if Musa did give away $1.5 billion, that doesn't tell us what his total net worth was. So where does the number of $400 billion come from? And what's their source? If they have one, they aren't saying. Its possible that the number is simply made up.
There you go again, if we don't blow our trumpet, who will?


Do you know that Egyptian hieroglyphs emerged from 3300-3100 BCE and depicted royal iconography that emphasized power amongst other elites. The Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system was the first notation system to have phonetic values?


Do you know that Egypt was one of the four countries where literacy began?


Ethioopia was the only country not colonized due to their strong resistance, have you thought of what prompted them to come?

If he can give 72,000 pounds to the poor and his presence in Mecca made the price of GOLD to fall for 10 years, that should me something bro
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Paulpaulpaul(m): 8:32am On Sep 07, 2017
Hati13:
The destruction of Africa wasn't mostly only committed by Europeans, but also by Arabs, Ottoman Turks and African themselves. For example, let take Ethiopia. In ancient time, the Arabs, Bejas (Africans) and Ethiopian Jews (Africans) led waste to the once among the 4 powerful state in world "Axumite Empire".

In medieval times, the Adal sultanate (African), Ottoman Turks, Arabs and Oromos (Africans) destructed the then strong Ethiopian Empire and led waste to many of it's province civilizations. Many of it's architectures (Churches, Monasteries and others) whom the destroyers (Adals, Ottoman Turks and Arabs) said "is their a magnificent and beautiful structure even in East Roman, Persia or other areas" were completely destroyed together with other invaluable texts destroyed and treasures looted.

After the Adal invaders were driven out of Ethiopia, the Oromos who started their invasion earlier accelerated their genocidal conquest and led waste to Ethiopia again.

I wish that either I wasn't born or born in the 15th century AD (1400s) of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is still a better land, thanks to your warriors. In the case of other African countries, there was complete annihilation and forced nationality. A good example of Nigeria. People with no common history and culture are fused together
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Hati13(m): 8:57am On Sep 07, 2017
Paulpaulpaul:


Ethiopia is still a better land, thanks to your warriors. In the case of other African countries, there was complete annihilation and forced nationality. A good example of Nigeria. People with no common history and culture are fused together
True
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Paulpaulpaul(m): 9:35am On Sep 07, 2017
LOANGO-AFRICA-KONGO KINGDOM

The kingdom of Loango was one of the best administration in human history. A country of about 2 or 3 million people, divided into six administrative provinces and a number of districts. The provinces were Mbamba, Mbata, Mpangu, Mpemba, Nsundi, and Soyo.

Not only that, the people of Loango had used maths not just for arithmetic purposes but for astrological calculations. They used advanced maths, linear algebra.

The Ishango Bone from the Congo is a calculator that is 25 000 years old. “The so-called Ishango bone`s inscriptions consist of two columns of odd numbers that add up to 60,with the left column containing prime numbers between 10 and 20, and the right column containing both added and subtracted numbers.” It is on view in a museum in Belgium.

Ishango Bone - Abacus of Africa

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Paulpaulpaul(m): 9:38am On Sep 07, 2017
Grannite sculpture in Loango

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Paulpaulpaul(m): 9:49am On Sep 07, 2017
THE ANCIENT CITY OF KANO - NIGERIA



The city of Kano dates back to the fifteenth century. Begun by Muhammad Rumfa (ruled 1463-99) it has gradually evolved over generations into a very imposing complex. A colonial report of the city from 1902, described it as “a network of buildings covering an area of 33 acres and surrounded by a wall 20 to 30 feet high outside and 15 feet inside.


The Nigerian city of Kano in 1851 produced an estimated 10 million pairs of sandals and 5 million hides each year for export. I guess the exploration of crude oil is one of Nigeria's undoings
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by Paulpaulpaul(m): 9:53am On Sep 07, 2017
Kano city wall

Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by umuokezie(m): 6:12am On Sep 08, 2017
educative
Re: The Destruction Of Ancient African Cities In Pictures by seunny4lif(m): 8:33am On Sep 08, 2017
Wow
Great

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