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Assessment 03.02H Big Picture Africa
Transcript of Assessment 03.02H Big Picture Africa
Big Picture Africa
Exploring the African kingdoms of Funj, Kongo, Swahili and Axum.
In present day Sudan, Funj was controlled by the Arabs. Defeated by an african people known as the Funj, a new kingdom evolved. This country was very unstable and was conquered by Egypt.
Analysis of Funj
Funj was ran by an African tribe that still exist today, this state had many of problem with having a stable central government. Funj was once an Christian state but was easily converted into a Muslim state. In Funj gold coins were used for money until invaders started using foreign coins.
A landmark that is still used today by native tribes are monuments that were built in the mountain of Gebel Barkel, these monuments are shaped like pyramids. They were built over 2,000 years ago.
Historic landmarks in Funj.
Ruled by a wealthy class of warriors, Kongo was also a coast country as well. Kongo adopted many skills from the Bantu such as mining and farming. Kongo traded for specialties like food,metals and pottery.
Congo was heavily influenced by the Bantu, they represented this by using their farming and mining skills. Congo was rule by much wealthier people. Portugal became a good friend of Congo when Congo adopted Christianity. The economy in Congo was really great because it was situate near the coast which gave them access to trade routes.
Nyiragongo mountains in Congo are a famous tourist attraction today!
Historic landmarks in Congo.
Swahili is a coast country with its own language, This country arose from beginning out as a trading port. Swahili ended by the invasion of the Portuguese.
Swahili developed its own language specifically for trading. Swahili was strong both political and economic wise because of its trading powers and locatin on the coast. Swahili was mostly a Islam country with Christian missionaries.
Fort Jesus is situated on the Swahili coast, Fort Jesus overlooks the Mambasa's Harbor.
Historic landmarks in Swahili.
Askum went through many of stages, from a port city, to a city state and then finally reaching a kingdom. Askum was prosperous because of its location, Askum was located in the middle of the major trade routes. Askum collasped when one of its cities were conquered by the Arabs which cut off relation to the major trade routes.
Askum was situated around two major cities, Axum and Adulis. Axum made this kingdom wealthy because it was situated on the major trade routes. Askum traded for ivory, gold class, spices, textiles, and agricultural products, first Christian King was elected in Askum.
In askum graves were marked by obelisks and monuments that were made by kings.
Historic landmarks in Askum.