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Armies of Ancient AfricaSince modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) evolved in
Africa, that ugly and universal human tradition known as war almost
certainly has a longer history on that continent than anywhere else in
the world. However, compared with the vast libraries of books about
European and Asian warfare, relatively little has been written about
African military traditions. Part of the problem is that, since the
majority of pre-colonial African societies had no written language, most
Africans did not describe their own militaries in writing the way
Europeans and Asians did. However, there were exceptions to the rule of
African pre-literacy. Some African cultures, such as those of West
Africa and Ethiopia, adopted written scripts from Southwest Asians with
whom they traded, while others, like the Egyptians and Nubians of the
Nile Valley, created their own scripts. We therefore have relatively
more knowledge about these civilizations' armies. That said, even those
Africans who did not have writte
Dreams of realityA pair of eyes;
Open and stare through the lights,
Into the darkness of doom.
And yet they smile,
Yet they smile.
A drop of tear;
Seeps through the garden of death;
Falls to the mortal soil.
Dreams and desires will blend again,
To render the roses alive.
I am floating through a vision.
Like ripples, floating through the pond of life.
Can reality be so real?
Let me drown again,
Into the silence of familiar noise.
As I wander through the lanes of reason and passion.
The flame of hope burns bright,
Drenched in the colors of freedom.
So let my dreams unravel my soul,
As darkness fades away;
And let mortality draw me closer to destiny.
As these pair of eyes,
Open to stare through the lights again.
Is this reality?
Can reality be so real?
Time passes by, as the eyes keep staring;
Staring at the distant lights;
Staring beyond the distant skies.
What do they see?
What do they long?
What do they desire?
Then the skies will break down;
White lightning striking the dreamy clouds.
Moments will tur
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