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Forum LockedThe Zingh Empire: racist myth or reality?

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    Posted: 11-Mar-2007 at 11:29
I have seen quite a few references on Afrocentric sites to a supposed prehistoric empire stretching from Senegal to India and based on the ancient Saharan region, around 15000 years ago, which they call the Zingh Empire. I was wondering if there's any basis whatsoever in fact pointing to a Saharan state that early in prehistory. My guess is that it's all made up to support theories of African world-dominance, but I was simply curious to know what, if anything, suggests that an advanced state may have existed at this early date. Or does this belong to the same realm as Atlantis, Mu and Lemuria? Meaning pseudo-scientific, hyper-diffusionist theories, but this time with a racist twist?
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This is just a myth. You can find out by the time that they are refering 15000 years ago LOL and the size of that empire should be the same size of mongolian empire. They misunderstoond migration of human from Africa to other continents about 100000 years ago with having an empire from west africa to south eastern asia. This is just silly.

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LOL.  Eurocentists kill me. Of course it's myth, just like Atlantis but why is it racist? "Racist" against whom? The arrogance implied here is amazing (so Atlantis isn't racist, right?).  Just another fallacious double standard as is expected in western discourse.  A lot of you people are programmed to hate Africa and don't even know it which is why they throw around buzz words like "Afrocentric", but not to describe an approach to history, but to describe any claim of achievement made by fellow human beings who simply happen to be African. It's a blessing that most Africans don't care and have REAL civilizations to fall back on anyways (but of course I'm Afrocentric for even suggesting that).

Edited by Sundiata - 14-Apr-2009 at 08:43
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