Intro Unit: The Politics of Education - Enlightenment or Propaganda?

Intro Unit, Class 1: African History  – The Missing Pages Of World History

World History Timeline

Note: Both B.C. and B.C.E. mean the exact same thing - before the time of Jesus Christ or "Before Christ" (B.C.). B.C.E. stands for "Before the Common Era". Both A.D. and A.C.E. mean the exact same thing - after the death of Christ (A.D.). A.C.E. stands for "After the Common Era."

200,000 BC

64,000 BC

35,000 BC

10,500 BC

5,000 BC

1812 BC

900 BC

332 BC


476 AD

610 AD

1492 AD

1884 AD


653 BC

711 AD

1500-1850 AD

27,500 BC

30 BC

​​200,000 B.C. - The origins of humanity begins in Africa in what is now Ethiopia. For over 100,000 humans lived in Africa and Africa alone.

64,000 B.C. - The bow and arrow - the most advanced weapon in the world until the gun - is developed in Africa by Africans.

35,000 B.C. - The oldest Europeans, the Cro-Magnon discovered in a cave in southern France.
27,500 B.C. - The date of the oldest rock art found in Africa.

10,500 B.C. - Predynastic ancient Nubia and Kemet/Egypt is founded.

5000/3150 - 653 B.C. - Ancient Kemet/Egypt is founded in the Nile Valley. African spirituality is formulated with the 42 Laws of Ma'at and the Holy Trinity of Aset/Isis, Ausar/Osiris, and Heru/Horus. Black Africans ruled Kemet/Egypt for over 3,000 years with a brief 100 year power loss to the Hyksos from approx. 1630 - 1523 BC.
1812-1250 B.C. - Judaism begins in the Levant in 1812 and Moses gives Jews the law of God in 1250 - 2000 years after the 42 Laws of Ma'at.
900 B.C. - Greeks emerge from their Dark Age and Greek civilization begins - 4000-2500 years after Ancient Kemet/Egypt. 
653 B.C. - The end of the 25th Dynasty of Egypt and the last native African rule of Ancient Kemet/Egypt.
332 B.C. - The Greeks conquer Egypt from the Persians.
30 B.C. - The Roman Empire begins following his defeat of Marc Antony and Cleopatra VII in the battle at Actium.
4-6 B.C. - Date in which Jesus Christ is believed to have been born.
0 - This marks the end of the period of antiquity and the beginning of the modern era of history.
30-33 A.D. - Date in which Jesus Christ is believed to have been crucified.
476 A.D. - The fall of the Roman Empire to the Germanic Barbarians led by Odoacer. 
610 A.D. - Islam is created following the first revelation to the prophet Muhammad at the age of 40.
711 - 1492 A.D. - The Moors under Islamic rule push the Greeks and Romans out of Africa and conquer Spain, Sicily and Malta for over 700 years. 
1492 A.D. - The kingdom of Granada falls to the Christian forces of King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella I, and the Moors lose their last foothold in Spain. 
1500 - 1850 A.D. - The height of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, or what Black historians more accurately refer to as the African Holocaust.
1884-85 A.D. - The Berlin Conference. At this conference, the newly emerging European powers, led by Germany, met to decide which countries in Africa each would be allowed to colonize. A Times editor termed it the "Scramble for Africa."  

African rock is dated from 27,500 to 5,000 B.C. and is discovered all over the continent of Africa. The rock art clearly demonstrates that Africans had developed many tools that enabled the human species to survive, such as the bow and arrow. You can clearly see that they also domesticated many plants and animals including horses, cows, giraffe and even elephants.

In addition, they wore clothes, made boats with oars and learned navigation, created sophisticated jewellry and art, including body art, and lived in harmony and cooperation with each other and nature for thousands of years. This was all before the founding of ancient Kemet/Egypt or ancient Greece or Rome.
These giraffe are life size, the adult being 18ft tall. They were carved 10,000 - 7,000 years ago in Africa, 2,000 years before the founding of ancient Kemet/Egypt, 6,000 years before the Greeks came out of their Dark Ages!