Five legendary African cities you didn’t know were destroyed by Europeans

Mildred Europa Taylor Jun 5, 2020 at 01:00pm

June 05, 2020 at 01:00 pm | History, Opinions & Features

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

June 05, 2020 at 01:00 pm | History, Opinions & Features

Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania. Pic credit: Wikimedia Commons

Time and time again, archaeological findings have proven that Ancient African civilizations were well ahead of their time. Even though ancient Egypt has often been the main reference point when interpreting the past and experience of Africa, there were other kingdoms that sprang up to become equally powerful empires.

African history and civilizations did not only feature well-established towns or cities but also advanced systems of governance and trade. The following cities, which were created largely because of trade, cultural exchange or transit for traders and pilgrims, were thriving until they were destroyed by European imperialists.

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