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Transcript of Black history
Architecture and Technology
Did you know that the most renowned and notable european philosophers and scientists were heavily influenced by the teachings and research of ancient egyptian black philosophers and teachers.
This occurred in the land of Kemet (present Cairo)- a central hub of the world for education at the time
Did you know the first university in the World was located in AFRICA?
Timbuktu is a land known for its gold and expensive elements
Also acknowledged as a center for learning for major subjects such as architecture, mathematics and science
it was home to one of the first ever univeristies at the time; the university of Sankore?(founded in 989 BC)
How did they learn?
It has been estimated that Timbuktu had perhaps as many as 25,000 students, amounting to a quarter of the city’s population
Numerous judges, scholars and priests, were paid by the king, who greatly honors learned men.
its influence on the west?
Egypt was the cradle of mathematics," Aristotle wrote [source: Van Sertim
The technology and techniques used by ancient african artists is still used today.
Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria the influence of islamic religion is still used in tiles and carpet designs.
They are inspired by everyday colors and patterns such as kente.
European artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse gained inspiration from African sculture and art
Aesthetics of traditional African sculpture became a powerful influence among European artists in 1990.
Great Kingdoms and Civilization.
Three major kingdoms in Western Africa, known as the Sahelian Kingdoms,
prospered at varying times as an economic, political, cultural, and religious center.
The ancient Egyptian kingdom is widely known to be responsible for civilization, the development of alpha- numeric and the smelting of bronze and other metals. their vast architecture include the famous sphinx and more.
The Great Zimbabwe
The wealth of Great Zimbabwe lay in cattle production and gold.
The evidence suggests that Great Zimbabwe was at the centre of an international commercial system.
What impacts have lasted?
What did you not know?
The beauty of afro - ancestry
The journey to get to where we are
It's well-documented that
classical Greek thinkers were provided with an expansion to their by Egyptians.
The ancient kingdom of Benin began way back in BCE times. They were not conquered until the 1800's in modern times, so they had quite a run
If there were such a thing as an artist colony in Africa, that colony would have been Benin
music and games
What have we Africans achieved?
'Remember when we used to dress like kings
Conqueror of land conqueror of seas
Civilization far moved from caves'
the iron age of Africa
•8th-7th century BC: First iron smelting in Ethiopia
•671 BC: Hyksos invasion of Egypt
•7th-6th century BC: First iron smelting in the Sudan (Meroe, Jebel Moya)
•5th century BC: First iron smelting in West Africa (Jenne-Jeno, Taruka)
•5th century BC: Iron using in eastern and southern Africa (Chifumbaze)
•4th century BC: Iron smelting in central Africa (Obobogo, Oveng, Tchissanga)
•3rd century BC: First iron smelting in Punic North Africa