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The only historical connections that I know that exist starting with Ancient Greece and moving forward to the 18 hundreds are through Egypt pushing upriver (South) through the Nile and then through sporadic contact with the Romans (who were the Nubians for example?) After that you have the Portuguese and West Africa but even then I know of little contact ...


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This thesis is manifestly false, and is indicative of the weaknesses of "Guns, germs and steel". For example, the making of iron tools was probably passed up the Nile, to Kush and Meroe, and then across to East Africa; they were making iron tools well before 1000 AD; evidence of iron work by the Nok of Nigeria exists as earlier than 400 BC. Nok culture -...


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Your question has a couple of big problems: How do you establish antiquity? Is it merely a matter of geography? If so, just find the countries located near the cradle(s) of civilization and order your list accordingly. How do you account for the political component to government? The nations on your list are all of relatively recent vintage. It would be ...


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Your assumptions are wrong. You assume, that you can say that e.g. modern day Egypt can be traced back to Kemet of 4000-1000 BC. But this is wrong. Political entites do not neccessarily inherit from their predecessors. Sometimes they do, like e.g. Russia from the Soviet Union. But the problem in early ancient civilizations is that there is a whole lot of ...



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