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When Black Men Ruled the World: 5 Arab Kingdoms, Cities Dominated By Africans Before Rise of Islam

Axumite Empire

The Aksum or Axum Empire was an important military power and trading nation in the area which is now Eritrea and northern Ethiopia, existing from approximately 100–940 A.D. At its height, it was one of only four major international super powers of its day along with Persia, Rome and China. Axum controlled northern Ethiopia, Eritrea, northern Sudan, southern Egypt, Djibouti, Western Yemen, and southern Saudi Arabia, totaling 1.25 million square kilometers. This is almost half the size of India. Axum traded and projected its influence as far as China and India, where coins minted in Axum were discovered in 1990.

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Axum was previously thought to have been founded by Semitic-speaking Sabaeans who crossed the Red Sea from South Arabia (modern Yemen) on the basis of Conti Rossini’s theories —but most scholars now agree that when it was founded it was an indigenous African development.

AxumAccording to historians, GDRT was most likely the first Axumite king to be involved in South Arabian affairs, as well as the first known king to be mentioned in South Arabian inscriptions. His reign resulted in the control of much of western Yemen, such as the Tihāmah, Najrā, Ma`afir, Ẓafār (until c. 230), and parts of Hashid territory around Hamir in the northern highlands. His involvement would mark the beginning of centuries of Axumite involvement in South Arabia, culminating with the full-scale invasion of Yemen by King Kaleb in 520 (or 525). This resulted in the establishment of an Axumite province covering all of South Arabia.

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Comments

  1. Christopher Harrison says:

    yeah man

  2. Craig Cunningham says:

    yes

  3. We were Muslims when they put us in the boats in chains. That is fact. This article is semi-fictional. . .

  4. Comon, it is the really history, easy to confirm it. Just buy Air ticket and fly to Addis ababa,Ethiopia, Then take a domestic airline to Axum then you will witness the truth.

  5. This silly allegiance to Islamic narratives is childish on the part of some black Muslims

  6. HOW YOU GONNA SAY SOME SHIT AINT THE TRUTH THAT YOU AINT NEVER EVEN HEARD ABOUT??MFKAS BOY IF YOU DONT REALLY KNOW TAKE TIME TO FIND OUT DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

  7. Kathia Eternally Blessed Dorvil says:

    You must also include the titile, "When Black Women Ruled…or were rulers" Not just Black men.

  8. Kathia Eternally Blessed Dorvil says:

    Not just Muslims brother…Jewish and many other religions too. Many religions were birthed in Africa. Semi fictional according to what and who sir ?

  9. The doubters of this article are funny self hating people. If you disagree why not state what you disagree with. Unintelligent people don't want to believe the truth but notice how not even one will present anything, that can refute what the article states. In order to partisipate in a debate you should have something to counter with. They offer nothing in opposition to the facts. So many of you are confused. These are al, historically accurate & undebatable. Judeism, Islam & Christianity are African religions created by Africans. Doesn't the Bible say that God told Abraham to flee to Africa to be safe? Isn't Moses sent to Africa for his safety? Wasn't Jesus also sent to Africa for his safety? Didn't Allah instruct Muhammad to go to Africa for his safety? Didn't the Hebrews enter Africa with about 70 people & leave afte living there for 400 year with over 2 million? Black people lived 400 years in America & we are considered America so if Hebrews lived in Africa for 400 years wouldn't make them African? Wouldn't that mean the Africans wrote the Torah & the Bible? If you cannot dispute any facts in this article why deny it? The shock of the world of lies we live in is too much for some of us to conceive or handle.

  10. Jerry Stackhouse is a self hating believer of caucazoid lies. If you find something untrue why not point out? Because you fear being embarrassed when you are proved to be wrong.

  11. Aron Senay says:

    Dear Abdur Rahman please refer to the Negus Negast book that traces back to Aksum for more details or any history book written by a yemenite, saudi arabian or ethiopian historian or scholar. The fact that Aksum and/or Ethiopia and/or Abyssinia was mentioned in the Bible or Torah or the Coran doesn't make it fictional. There are coins, paintings, scripts and other archeological and anthropological facts and evidence to this. I hope you'll find it and see for yourself one day. Peace :)

  12. Aron Senay says:

    Dear Abdur Rahman please refer to the Negus Negast book that traces back to Aksum for more details or any history book written by a yemenite, saudi arabian or ethiopian historian or scholar. The fact that Aksum and/or Ethiopia and/or Abyssinia was mentioned in the Bible or Torah or the Coran doesn't make it fictional. There are coins, paintings, scripts and other archeological and anthropological facts and evidence to this. I hope you'll find it and see for yourself one day. Peace :)

  13. Julia Lucas says:

    I agree. Even in some kingdoms where men ruled and there aren't well-known queens, women had more influence than Western women…like the Ashanti.–descent went through the women and the women played a key role in influencing decisions. So you could say they didn't rule per say but were rulers. But this doesn't surprise me, women being left out. Similar to parts Black Power movements in the 60s, the authors of this article are coming from a Western patriarchal view. It is almost a throw back to the Million Man March.

    My other issue, coming from my anthropology background, is why does a civilization have to have a kingdom in order to be considered legitimate? This to me is a very Western viewpoint. There have been certain tribes in Africa that were more civilized than European Kingdom, but we continue to state Africa was equal or better than Europe because of its kingdoms. Of course, I see that the point of the article is to dispute racist claims that Africa was simply tribal and couldn't have organized kingdoms, which is important, but it's still a Eurocentric view that kingdoms are what make any continent civilized and leaves out enormous populations around the world. So perhaps the next article should be about legitimizing African tribal cultures?

  14. Jerry Stackhouse, what part of this article is fiction or imagined?

  15. Ms Kathia …what we were before we were put on the slave ships is not speculation about lost tribes. We came from West Africa and we were animists and Muslim. When we got here, the white man forced us to be Christians. This other stuff you talk. Ethopia (Rasta?) is EAST African….we did not come from East Africa. We did not come from some mysterious lost Christian tribe. We debate how many Muslims were put on the slave boats, but there is no doubt. NONE of the slaves put on the boat from West Africa were Christian and I have never heard anyone make the claim that the white man enslaved black jews. Please don't give me fake facts. Give me the name of the author and the book that says there was another religion on the slave boats besides paganism and Islam or please stop spreading semi fiction. You are not from East Africa…which by the way, is today the most Muslim part of the continent.

  16. Peter Kimani says:

    Been telling folks on other forums.All these three main religions originated from africa,n question is how could moses be hidden n grow up in pharao's house while being white and not be noticed when in all essence we know that egyptians we as black as they come??Just ask yourself were ancient Jews really white ?

  17. Aminu Danmaliki says:

    Why are modern women so gender sensitive ? The word 'Man' has dual meaning;for men folk and mankind.

  18. Agreed!

  19. Abdur Rahman coz of islamization

  20. TherealWanda Jackson says:

    Peter Kimani That's why the priests daughters, at the watering well, thought he was an Egyptian because they was one in skin…

  21. TherealWanda Jackson says:

    I am a modern woman and I know that Noah and his people on the ark were the first to live in Egypt after the flood…The man tries to say that it may be aliens who built the pyramids bc they do not want to admit that "we"/Black/African built them, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid…

  22. I feel as though we need to make movies showing us as the kings/queens we once were

  23. bullshit we were not muslims the biggest concentration and population of black slaves who kept their african heritage is in brazil you will see many african traditions and religions there you won't see any muslims shit this is just bullshit you want to spread you as a muslim.

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