sexta-feira, 19 de março de 2010
LOST CIVILIZATIONS: AFRICA, A HISTORY DENIED 2 OF 3
Enviado por Top-Notch112.
Europeans played a significant role in shaping the history of Africa especially Great Zimbabwe even though the Europeans never actually came in contact with its citizens. For centuries, Europeans wanted to discover a vanished Anglo empire that had amassed vast riches inside of Africa. Having caught wind of a rumor of a great civilization inside of southern African, Karl Mauch stumbled across the ruins of Great Zimbabwe in nineteen seventy nine (Davidson 178).
The Europeans were convinced that Africans were incapable of creating these marvelous structures. Karl Mauch believed that Great Zimbabwe was the palace of Queen Sheeba and he called it "the city of gold". For many years, white Africans would not credit blacks for being the creators of Great Zimbabwe, because the whites did not believe blacks were capable of creating such magnificent creativity (Waterston video).
Archaeologists excavated carelessly; they wanted to get to the bottom layer of the ruins because it was believed that this layer held the secret to proving that this was a white civilization, and proving whites had been dominate in South Africa (Effland 2). Because of this, the excavation ruined a lot of artifacts that verified the truth about thr civilizationFor a long time, white Africans would not credit blacks for being the creators of Great Zimbabwe, because the whites thought blacks inferior and incapable of creating such magnificent monuments. Cecil Rhodes dug up Great Zimbabwe in order to locate gold and diamonds, and robbed the civilization of many of its treasures (Waterston video). There is little knowledge of this civilization, as its history was passed downby by word of mouth, and none of the history was recorded.