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7 less-known ancient African civilisations that you might not find in colonisers’ books

July 24, 2018 at 06:27 am | History

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

July 24, 2018 at 06:27 am | History

Many flourishing empires existed in Africa dating as far back as 700AD. These empires were established by indigenous Africans who lived centuries before those who came into contact with the Europeans through trace and later colonisation.

Ancient African civilizations, even though rejected by several western scholars have existed. The pre-advanced states are known for their captivating architecture, trade and governance systems

Empires like the Shanghai, Mali, Ashanti, Ghana and  Dahomey Empires are among the most mentioned Empires from Africa.

Here are seven less known Empires that existed in Ancient African Societies that western history has kept under their sleeves for historical advantage

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