These African sites existed long before France’s Notre Dame Cathedral

medieval churches were carved from a volcanic rock, Ethiopia

The recent burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral in France has brought to the fore the many significant facts that back its reverence as a worldwide treasure. One of the many facts is that its building started in 1163 and completed in 1345.

It is sad to see that several Africans have bought into the idea that development and social advancement was only introduced with the entrance of the Westerners into the continent.

Although history is being rewritten by several scholars and media sites and cathedral , it is evident that much more work needs to be done as several Africans are still in the dark about the rich history that was deliberately destroyed by several westerners in different ways.

A recent Twitter discussion centred around African civilization was spurred by a rather ignorant Twitter user who claimed Africans were running around naked while the Notre Dame Cathedral was being built.

The Twitter user has since been bashed and corrected. However, check out for yourself just five of the many sites that existed hundreds of years before the design and building of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: April 27, 2020


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