History September 04, 2018 at 11:39 am

Thriving ancient African cities that went extinct after contact with Europeans

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins September 04, 2018 at 11:39 am

September 04, 2018 at 11:39 am | History

18th Century Photograph Loango...Granger

Archaeologists in Egypt recently discovered there were villages in the Nile Delta long before the days Pharaohs reigned.

The exact site of the discovery is Tell el-Samara, which is situated 87 miles north of Cairo.

Found in silos were animal bones and food which indicate human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C. approximately 2,500 years before the formation of the Giza pyramids.

Throughout the continent, there have been significant kingdoms that have emerged and gone.  This undoubtedly points to the fact that there were civilizations that were thriving before European contact.

Scroll through to learn about some ancient African cities:


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