Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ancient Africa

Pick a group of people or a city in Ancient Africa. 

Tell EVERYTHING you have learned from your book about this city.

Then go to Google and see if you can find any more information about your ANCIENT city.  Make sure you type in
"Ancient ____________" when you go to Google. 

24 comments:

james.medicinehorn said...
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wyatt.hickey said...

KilWa is nthe oldest city in east africa. Was a medieval trade center of Easern Africa.Gold and ivory was the most thing they traded.It was the greatest tadeing port.The city of Kilwa is divided into 3 towns.

lance.brauchi said...

The city-state Kilwa is uone of many trade routes. The rulers charged taxes on all goods that entered theur port. The taxes made Kilwa rich. Ibn Battutah said that Kilwa was one of the most beautiful and best-constructed towns in the world. Arabs in Kilwa and other coastal city-states led to a new culture and language named Swahili.

Sia.Fletcher said...

Ile Ife is a center of culture and trade. in about 1000 A.D Ile Ife became a major cultural and tradi g. They had a powerful leader Named Onis. We know little abou Ile Ife. That reason is because it was a modern town. It was thickly forested and damp. Also the dampness has rusted away all there tools that were made from iron. We have discovered in the last 100 years there are sculptures and portraits of the powerful Onis of Ile Ife. Traditons they had there for stories are " the place where the world was created". But too bad the historians known little about where are who lived there.

Devin.Taylor said...

Kilwa was one of many trading cities on the coast of East Africa. Kilwa went from A.D. 1000-1500.kilwa became rich from trade just like most of the other cities on the East African coast. The merchants of Kilwa traded goods from inland regions of Africa from the foreign goods that traders brought to the port by sea. Contact between Africa and Arab’s in Kilwa and other coastal city-states led to a new culture and language called Swahili. Most people inverted to Swahili because the majority of people spoke it more often. In the 1500s Portuguese troops sailing from Europe captured Kilwa and other coastal city-states but did not destroy the cultures. Today Swahili is an official language in Kenya and Tanzania and most east Africans use Swahili for business.

Nyqe.Long said...

Aksum was located in southern arabia and northeastern africa along the red sea. Aksum was also located in present day ethiopia. Aksum was christian. It was also known as Aksumite Empire and Abyssinia. One of the main goods they controlled was ivory. The muslims conquered aksum in the 600s.

jevyn.sharping said...

BOOK-Kilwas's rulers charged taxes on all goods that entered their port. These taxes made Kilwa rich because Kilwa was one of many trading cities along the coast of East Africa. Ibn Battutah wrote that Kilwa was "one of the most beautiful and best-constructed towns in the world!"
COMPUTER-Kilwa is a World Heritage Site and has the best ancient Swahili buildings in Tanzani. This area was developed in the
12th-15th century and became the greatest trading port along the East African coasst. This ancient settlement was once known as 'one of the most beautiful cities'.

Emily.Sinkie said...

Information about ancient Zimbabwe.

1.It was a powerful southeastern African city.
2.Grew powerful through trade.
3.Founded in about 1100.
4.Spoke the Bantu language.
5.The people who live there are the ancestors of today’s Shona people.
6.Poor farmers.
7.Large herds of cattle were an important form of wealth.
8.The rich were the leaders of gold trade.
9.The rich lived among impressive stone walled structures.
10.Thrived for hundreds of years.

Tiana.Whiting said...

Ancient kilwa
The merchants in Kilwa traded goods from inland regions of Africa for the foreign goods that traders brought to the port by sea. Contact between Africans and Arab in Kilwa and other costal city-states lead to a new language called Swahili This Bantu language has words borrowed from Arabic. Swahili is spoken all along the east African coast. But most people in the coast converted to Islam.

Tiana.Whiting said...

Ancient kilwa
The merchants in Kilwa traded goods from inland regions of Africa for the foreign goods that traders brought to the port by sea. Contact between Africans and Arab in Kilwa and other costal city-states lead to a new language called Swahili This Bantu language has words borrowed from Arabic. Swahili is spoken all along the east African coast. But most people in the coast converted to Islam.

Tiana.Whiting said...

Ancient kilwa
The merchants in Kilwa traded goods from inland regions of Africa for the foreign goods that traders brought to the port by sea. Contact between Africans and Arab in Kilwa and other costal city-states lead to a new language called Swahili This Bantu language has words borrowed from Arabic. Swahili is spoken all along the east African coast. But most people in the coast converted to Islam.

james.medicinehorn said...

Thousands of years ago in Ancient Ethiopa rich cicilizations began to develop in southern Arabia and northeastern Africa along the Red sea. By A.D. 1,the city Aksum,located in present-day Ethiopa,was important East African center of trade. Although the city of Aksum was located in the mountains about 100 miles inland, it controlled a trading port at Adlulis on the Red sea. Over time, Aksum conquered much of modern Ethiopa and southwestern Arabia. It grew steadily in strength and wealth. The merchants of Aksum traded goods at ports as far away as India . One of the main trade goods they controlled was ivory. Ivory, the white material from elephant tusks, was highly valued for carving. As they traded goods with foreign merchants, the people of Aksum also exchanged ideas and beliefs with them.

allison.barth said...

in ancient ethiopia thousands of years ago rich civilizations began to developein southern arabia and northeastern africa along the red sea. The city of aksum was located about 100miles inland it controlled a trading port adulis on the red sea.Over time aksumconquered much of modern ethiopia and southwestern ariabia.it grew steadily in strength and wealth.

Collin Muller said...

Aksum was in the mountainone 100miles inland one of the main trade goods was ivory. the king made christanity the official religion of his king dom. For hunderedsof years aksum controled major trade roughts.

Teah SL said...

1. The Bantu-speaking people were fishers, farmers, and herders.
2. Their villages were made up of families from the same clan, or group of families who traced their roots to the same ancestor.
3. Traced their ancestry through mothers rather than fathers.
4. Property and position of power were passed down through the mother's side of the family.
5. The Bantu-speaking people moved slowly from their traditional homelands.
6. Search for better farmland and better grazing.
7.They entered different environments.
8.They had to changer the way the lived.
9. learned to raise different crops or different kinds of animals.

izzy.tyrell said...

Kilwa-
*Merchants traded goods from inland regions for the forgien goods that tradersw brought to the port by sea.
*Swahili became their new culture and language.
*In 1500s, Portuguese troops captured and looted Kilwa.
*This ancient settlement was once hailed as ‘one of the most beautiful of cities’
*The town of Kilwa as such is divided into three different towns - Kilwa Kivinje, Kilwa Masoko and Kilwa Kisiwani.
*Kilwa Kisiwani was once the most famous trading post in East Africa.
* Al-Hasan built a great mosque, established close trading links to interior of southern Africa as far as Nyasaland and Zimbabwe
*Its wealth came from the exchange of gold and iron from Great Zimbabwe and other part of Southern Africa, ivory and slaves from mainland Tanzania with textiles, Jewelry, porcelain and spices from Asia.
*Kilwa was one of several principal ports of trade on the Indian Ocean, trading gold, ivory, iron, ambergris, coconuts, and slaves from southern Africa.
*The first structure on the site was the Great Mosque.

tynice.loudner said...

Aksum had lost power, the Christian kings of the region built churches and monasteries. But these kings did not build a new capital, instead they moved from place to place around the kingdom. A.D. 1200 Under King Lalibela, built new churches-but not from the ground up, instead the people were to carve the churches down into the solid red rock. Trade thrived in the East Africa because the region supplied goods such as gold and ivory that were very scarce out Africa. Muslims traders brought luxury goods that could not be found in Africa. Muslim traders also brought their religion and language to these African city-state.

Maria.Stryzewski said...

Great Zimbabwe much of gold trade and grew rich and powerful through trade. Historians belive it was founded about 1100. lots of people in this area were poor farmers. The Richest of all were the leaders who controlled gold trade these leaders and thier families lived among impressive stone-walled structers. Historians believe the city reached it's peak the early 1400s. Around the 1500, the city had fallen. The Great Zimbabwe was not entirely lost! it's stones still stand. also it's history is a source for the present-day nation of Zimbabwe.

emilie.cummings said...

Ghana was the first West African kingdom that did a lot of trade.
The trade they did was in salt and gold. Around A.D.400 the people of Ghana took control of the trade routes arcross the Sahara. Around A.D.800 Ghana became a big trading kingdom.

Carson.Powers said...

Ancient Songhai's religion is Islam and language is Songhai. The empire lasted from 1340-1591. The capital is Gao, The S,nghai Empire was also known as the Sonhay Empire, was a state located in western Africa.
In 1340, the Songhai took advantage of the Mali Empire's decline and successfully took its independence. The first emperor of Songhai was Sonni Ali, reigning about 1464-1493. Like the Mali kings before him, Ali was Muslim. In 1460, he conquered many of the Songhai's neihboring states, including what remained of the Mali Empire.
In oral tradition he is known as a powerful politcian and great military commander.

Jacob.Mutziger said...

GREAT ZIMBABWE

Great Zimbabwe is a powerful city that grew rich from trade. Historians believe that the city of Great Zimbabwe had been founded at about 1100’s. Great Zimbabwe thrived for hundreds of years, but fell in the 1500, because the trade routes had favored a different place and the farmer’s maybe had worn out the soil also.

miranda.fisher said...

Aksum was located in the mountians about 100 miles inland,it controlled a trading port at Adulis
on the Red Sea.Aksum conquered much of modern Ethiopia and Southwestern Arabia.It grew steadily in stength and wealth.The merchants of Aksum traded goods at the port as far a

michaella.salisbury said...

BANTU

1.They were in the rain forest
2.It was near the Equator so it was hot in the rain forest
3.No one knew very much about them
4.We only could study the oral history (which is accounts of the past passed down by mouth)
5. They couldn’t farm
6.They hunted animals and gathered plants
7.They didn’t settle so they had no home
8.They migrated for 1000 years
9.One reason that we don’t know so much is that the wood and clay they wrote on as disintegrated even the tools iron tools that they made as rusted and rust forms quickly on iron
10.The Bantu-speaking people were farmers, fishers, and herders
11.Their villages were made up of families from the same clan
12.They had changed the way they lived
13.They had spread their language, metal workings, and crops such as yams
14.The Bantu people of Ancient Kenya were just like people today.
15.They were people who were trying to get food. They were hunters and gatherers and were called bushman type people. That why they lived in wet forests.
16.The Bantu tribe lived in a fertile region where the population grew with the aid of the very productive crops, especially the banana plantation.
17.The Bantu people also did gold mining.
18.They grew bananas, Asian yam, cocoa yam-from Southeast Asia; and they ate fish. They sold the crops they grew and traded gold and ivory.

19.The Bantu lived in small groups and clans that were influenced by the Hima-people. They also influenced their social and political life.
20.The Bantu tribe later had some kings arise. Numbers of states were ruled by kings and their languages started to develop.
21.Pieces of written evidence were later found between the first and fourth century. They found a book written by a Greek sailor about the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

karin t. said...

1. Kilwa
2. Kilwa was a city-state. Kilwa people speak Swahili, a Bantu language borrowed from Arabic. Many people spoke Swahili all along the East African coast. Some people changed their religion to Islam. Portuguese troops sailed from Europe to capture and loot Kilwa and other local city-states. Portugal took charge of the trade routes. The influence on Swahili culture still remain. Swahili is the official language of, Kenya and Tanzania. In the East Africas people use Swahili as business. Still, Islam is still important in religion.
3. Kilwa is a great historical interest and secin beauty. Kilwa is divided into three different parts, Kilwa Kivinje, Kilwa Masoko and Kilwa Kisiswani.