WHEN AFRICA RULED THE WORLD IN PEACE
In 744 BCE, king Piankhi (King of Kush, a massive kingdom known as Aethiopia at this time, when there existed upper Aethiopia and Lower Aethiopia, the citizens of which were called Aethiopes by tribal groups like the Nabataean, habiru or Hebrews and the historian, Herodotus), ordered an attack on Mekuria and the Nile delta region. It was a 'holy war' meant to reclaim the throne of the Pharaohs, which was then occupied by groups from across the Mediterranean, that had usurped the throne.
King Piankhi had ordered his army to cleansed themselves in the river before going into battle, and to fight nobly and announce the time of their attack to the adversaries before attacking; an attack for which he insisted most be during the day and not at night. Piankhi's army won a swift victory. He spared the lives of all the nobles and the young king he dethroned.
This victory was an African Renaissance and it ushered in an era of African spirituality. Abydos was reinstalled as the holy seat of the African God, Ptah and Gebel Barbal mountain in lower Aethiopia(Kush), where we have Sudan today, which was a holy place of worship, was cleansed and reestablished.
Abydos(5000 BCE), in ancient time was the first place of pilgrimage in the whole world.
Africans often travelled through the Sahel and along the Nile to gather in Abydos for spiritual observance. The Sahara was not a desert at this time until 3100 BCE. This was thousands of years before Greece, Rome, Jerusalem and Mecca came into existence. It was before there was a concept of a Jehovah(God of the habiru, the patriarchy of which came into existence in 1675 BCE), Dushara(God of the Nabataean which was represented in a square block and crescent moon in a shrine, the ruins of which can still be visited today in Petra and Hegra... which became known by the generic name as 'alat' in the 1st century BCE and as 'allah' during the 7th century CE). It was before any Legend of Yeshua of Judea or a Mohammad of Arabia came into existence. It was millennia before there came into existence the concept of Judaism(10th century BCE), Zoroastrianism (about 9th century BCE), Samaritanism(7th century BCE), Christianity(33/34 CE, centred around the veneration of a Hebrew Rabbi), Christendom(325 CE, from the council of Nicea, which was founded on a political decision by emperor Constantine of the eastern Roman empire, aimed at halting the decline of Rome), Mohammadanism(a sociological ideology that became a religious movement known as Islam in the 7th century CE).
Abydos was to some Africans what Rome, Jerusalem or Mecca is to many today. It was like what 'ile-ife,' 'the home of creation' was to the Yoruba people, or like 'Swam' was to the ancient Tiv people of West Africa. The first of such a place to have come into existence outside of Africa happened at about the 10th century BCE in Jerusalem among the Hebrews, and in the 2nd century BCE when the Nabataean began to settle in Petra, this place of gathering was later to be known as 'masjid Al haraam,' from the 4th century CE, after an earthquake in Petra.
It might be hard for many to understand the fact that, there was a time in the world when there was no Judaism, Christianity or Islam, whatsoever, the world over. But that was a time when the "African ruled the world in peace." -(Runoko Rashidi).
Europe had not entered into history yet. The ice-packed land existed, but there were no groups like the Magyars, the Saxons, the Franks, the Almain, the Picts, the circassians and so on, as a people yet. It most be noted too that, it was the thousands of years rule by the African that made the Africans and Africa a target for all imperialists who came afterwards. For "Africa always had what others needed but weren't willing to pay for"-(Dr John Henrik Clarke).