Saturday, October 30, 2010
BELIZE BLACK HISTORY TRACES TRADE WITH AFRICA OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS
BELIZE POPULATION TRACE ANCESTRY OF AFRICAN VOYAGES AND INFLUENCE IN THE AMERICAS AND THE MAYAN EMPIRE
-BELIZEAN BLACK HISTORY-
There is a good two page article in the BLACK AMANDALA newspaper of the port Belize City, Belize. Written by Dr. Theodore Aranda.
The article re-constructs the archeological history of the black African voyages to Central America and what is now Mexico.
In 1311 our calendar, the King of Mande ( Mandinga) Mali, Abubakari 11, dispatched 200 master boats accompanied by 200 supply boats loaded with items for trade and food on an expedition to the Americas. Abubakari the King of then MALI sent a second expedition with 1000 trade boats and 1000 supply boats to the Americas. There had been known trade between the Americas and Africa for thousands of years. Even Egyptian mummies of 5000 years ago have had COCA from the ANDES found in their mummies hair follicles, by forensic science.
Archeological relics abound in the Americas of these African trading voyages. The OLMEC stone head carvings are but one archeological relic found still today. As recent as last year, you could still see, the African influence in lips and noses among the Mayan Pacific coast tribes of Guatemala. Scientific research goes back with African trade with the Americas as far back as 30,000 BC. The Chinese have left their unique anchors 3000 years ago off the coast of what is now California. We know Portugese fishermen were fishing COD on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and the St. Lawrence river, centuries before Columbus made his famous voyage in recent centuries.
The countries of Africa involved in the Americas trade were Mali, Niger, Gambia, Senegal, Guinea. These countries had EMPIRES back around 400 AD. Egyptian religions and the Book of the DEAD , go back to 17,000 BC but share common religious rites to do with a ONE GOD concept.
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