African Empires – 7 Influential Places To Visit


African Empires – 7 Influential Places to Visit

You can get the facts about the African kingdoms right from former Sudan to Gothic Zimbabwe. They are believed to mark their existence in history.
The African Empires In History

African Empires – The Great Kingdom Of Kush

African Empires – 7 Influential Places to Visit
African Empires – 7 Influential Places to Visit

The only kingdom that stays for a thousand years ruling was the Kush kingdom. Although the Egyptian neighbors overshadow the kingdom, this former Nubian empire reached its peak during the second millennium B.C. While ruling over the vast swath of territory along the Nile river (known as Sudan today). Everything that the world knows today about the African kingdom is from the Egyptian sources. This kingdom is the military rival as well as a trading partner of Egypt. The Kushite capital of Meroe surrounds the area. Which is now home to the ruins and remains of more than 200 pyramids, more than all in Egypt.

Carthage


Popularly known as the rival of ancient Rome in the war of Punic. Carthage was a commercial hub of North African flourishing from more than 500 years. This city/ state started its life during the 8th century or 9th century B.C. As a semite settlement in today’s Tunisia. But later it grew into a growing into a stretched maritime empire. Besides, dominating trade in gold, textiles, silver, copper, and silver. It included a protected harbor consisting of docking bays of 200 ships.

The Land of Punt

Some African advancements are very Punt & mysterious. The historical accounts being dated to 2500 B.C. The Egyptians regarded them as a land of Gods, high in myth. It includes exotic animals namely, leopards & apes. The Egyptians once sent large flotillas and caravans on trade missions to Punt.

The Mali Empire

African Empires – 7 Influential Places to Visit
African Empires – 7 Influential Places to Visit


The Mali Empire was founded in the 1200s. When the Lion king ruler named Sundiata Keita, led a revolt against a Sasso king and united its new state’s subjects. A few parts of Africa which fall under Keita is under the African empire. The Empire was at its peak is a jewel of the African continent. It stayed even after it was destroyed in the 1600s.

The Kingdom Of Aksum

The kingdom of Aksum held sway over parts of Eritrea and Northern Ethiopia. During the time of continuous rise and fall of the roman empire. Aksum’s origin gives very less information. Later it became a famous trader of gold and ivory that created a link in between Europe and the Far East.

Two More Influential African Empires

1) Great Zimbabwe, including the great enclosure courtyard – It’s the most visited place in Zimbabwe according to heritage survey reports. It’s one of the most remarkable places in entire Africa with a pretty strong history.
2) The -Songhai Empire including the Alaska Tomb, Songhai Empires emperor in Mali, West- Africa, and gao.

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