Nobody cares about ancient somali history?

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  1. Samiira

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    So I'm doing an assignment on ancient civilizations and I decided to choose Ancient Somalia because I felt everybody including us Somalis know so little about our ancient history. So the subjects we had to touch on of the ancient civilization were simple, government and law, social organization, organized religion, science and technology, military, architecture and the arts, and trade and economy. I started off so excited to teach non-somalis our ancient history but I started researching I realized how hard this was going to be :( If there are any ancient somali enthusiasts out there who want to help pleaseee email me because the internet isn't helping much! Samiraweesu@gmail.com
     
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  2. merka

    merka ʏᴍᴏʜɢɪ

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  3. Samiira

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    Thank you sooo much!
     
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  4. Prince of Hobyo

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    http://www.somalispot.com/threads/m...adishu-in-the-13th-century.17769/#post-410489
    Adal Sultanate
    Ajuran Sultanat
    Majeerteen Sultanate
    Sultanate of Hobyo
    Sultanate of the Geledi
    Sultanate of Mogadishu
    Sultanate of Harar
    Warsangali Sultanate
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_aristocratic_and_court_titles

    Searching on Somali forums, Wikipedia and here https://www.google.no/search?tbm=bks&hl=no&q=*insert+something+here* will yield much more results too!:nvjpqts:


    Edit : Great book on many Somali cities (amongst others) like Mogadishu, Berbera, Djibouti, Zeylac etc https://books.google.no/books?id=3S...wKHeZZCqgQ6wEIGzAA#v=onepage&q=somali&f=false Use the search box to the left, it's very useful !

    more books ; https://books.google.no/books?id=P5...RAhWGCSwKHYYRBA4Q6wEIJTAB#v=onepage&q&f=false (historical book)

    https://books.google.no/books?id=DP...RAhWGCSwKHYYRBA4Q6wEIUDAH#v=onepage&q&f=false (historical dictionary containing identites, names tradtions, people, definitions etc)
     
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  5. TheLibertarianQuiche

    TheLibertarianQuiche Quintessentially negroid: Your problem?

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    I suggest you start using the Greco-Roman names for Somali cities:

    Mogadishu: Sarapion
    Bosasso: Mosylon
    Haafun: Opone

    So on.

    I remember writing a piece about how Punt is most definitely in Somalia and I found tons of research when I substituted the Somali city names with the ancient pre-Islamic names.
     
  6. Samiira

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    This is very helpful! Thank you!
     
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  7. Samiira

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    You guys are great thank you so much!
     
  8. Prince of Hobyo

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    I suggest you read this thread too, http://www.somalispot.com/threads/m...te-about-mogadishu-in-the-13th-century.17769/ my posts specifically as I clear up alot of damaging misconceptions. If you have any questions just ask, no question to dumb and it's great you're taking an interest in your history :)



    If you want to go further back in time, I suggest the topic of Land of Punt.
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    And http://www.somalispot.com/threads/land-of-punt-was-in-yemen.16247/page-2#post-366678
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamadryas_baboon
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_Punt
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    Though Land of Punt's location is debatable, it was in the northern part of Horn of Africa/East Africa, and most likely inhabited by an ancient Cushitic people. This makes sense as Somalis and other Cushites inhabited the the same area in ancient times before splitting off and wandering in every direction, but primarily South, East and West
     
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  9. DuctTape

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    The point about the linguistic similarities might be a bit of a moot one, as both are Afro-asiatic languages and thus would logically share cognates. Arabic, as part of the same family would also share cognates with ancient egyptian as it's a part of the same family. Linguistic and genetic/cultural similarities don't often correlate, especially when we're talking about thousands of years ago B.C. The dhaanto tidbit also seems like a bit of a stretch sxb, especially when it compared it to drawings of the Ancient Egyptians and not of Puntites doing the same thing. I'm not denying the fact Somalis and the Ancient Egyptians have genetic and cultural similarities, but people bring up language very often despite it not being as infallible of a point as people think it is. I do think that Northern/Eastern Somalia and possibly Eritrea is the most likely location of Punt though
     
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  10. Bahal

    Bahal ʜᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ

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    Definitely make sure you check out the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea, in particular the Far Markets where the coastal city states are mentioned in detail.

    Don't know if this has been posted but

    http://www.somalispot.com/threads/somali-history-before-islam-thread-serious-discussion.16960/

    Check out the images I posted, you can easily find the books I referenced through Google books by searching for the specific words.

    Good luck and good on you for taking this very important subject matter on.
     
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  11. Madara x

    Madara x Information Changes Situations.

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  12. SultanuuFicaan

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    We had many rich Somali independent city states back in the day, our ancestors played a key role in the Indian Ocean trade/Silk road.
    Never forget your rich history/lineage.
     
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