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

Terracotta Head of Sao civilization

The Sao Civilisation.

This civilisation was established in the 6th century and existed in Middle Africa until the 16th century. They are known as the earliest people whose traces can be located in modern-day Cameroon.

The kingdom became an Islamic state before its decline. Due to its ancient existence, there are no written sources of the civilization, however, archaeologists have recovered various artefacts that link to the civilisation.


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