Thursday, August 20, 2009
We've been told that humans came out of Africa so, so long ago. That's fine with me, but for some reason I cannot wrap my head around the fact that some of the most intricate and awe-inspiring ancient structures are found anywhere but. That's not to say Africa doesn't offer some intriguing sites for Archaeologists and enthusiasts alike, but c'mon...do you ever hear about any of it?
There are stone circles and megalithic structures strewn across the landscape of Ireland (we are constantly reminded). There are pyramids in Mexico. South America has some great sites to ponder, as does the Middle East. You always hear about these places. But when it comes to Africa, the closest we get to ingenuity is Egypt. Egypt this and Egypt that. Standing stones and Megaliths of Africa are not well documented at all. You'd have to search long and hard to find any mention of such pursuits in the cradle of humanity.
You have to search long and hard to find info on GREAT ZIMBABWE, or the Kamabai Rock Shelter in Sierra Leone. Perhaps it's not the lack of sites, but the lack of interest. Just imagine the stories Africa has to tell, and no one is listening.