- Jun 2013
One reply and the predictable insults begin. All of the ruins I've already shown were built and maintained by Africans, there's no disputing that. You can rant on and on about Arab and Muslim influence all you want, but being influenced by outside civilization in no way invalidates any of the examples I've listed.Why is a tired old argument--unless you are some form of racist or afrocentrist who cannot resist showing the chip on his shoulder? I happen to have spent a lot of my time visiting sites of historical interest in Africa--some that you have probably not heard of because they are not in the easy-to-read popular books nor have they yet come to the attention of foreign academics. But as I am no longer active in that area, I would be interested to know of any new findings that someone seems to be aware of. Africa south of the equator has a history that has hardly been scratched and apart from the Palaeolithic, the only work is carried out by enthusiastic locals, mainly amateurs.
The part about ruins books and the internet are unaware of go without saying.