Not everyone has a preference for African history, but it is important for every black descendant to know how his forefathers emerged from the ashes. There is every possibility that their ancestors were not from counties they now are citizens of. For those of who enjoy listening to history especially tales of how black ancestors defeated the Europeans with a machete, there’s every chance the name Carthage might have been encountered in history books back in the days.
Carthage was a great African city of antiquity on the north coast of the continent, now a residential suburb located in Tunis, the Tunisian capital.
Before the Romans came to wipe out their contributions to Black heritage from existence, the Black Carthaginians were among the first African people who reached Greece and educated the Greek, thereby bringing Europe into history through their writing.
According to history they built the magnificent civilization of ancient Tunisia, which dominated the West Mediterranean. It is to be noted that Hannibal the great was a “dark/black” man from Carthage, and it was he who ruled Spain and almost put an end to the Roman empire.
During the invasion of Africa by Romans and later by the Arabs, several thousands of sculptures and artifacts belonging to ancient African civilizations were carted away and some destroyed.
According to some of the surviving texts and accounts from European historians and writers, the Carthaginians themselves documented their origin. They were from Djahi (later called Phoenicia). At the beginning of the 20th century, a sarcophagus which contained skeletons of ancient Carthaginians were removed and analyzed.
The findings and conclusions of the anthropologists involved arguably prove that the ancient Carthaginians were indeed dark (Black) people. The anthropologists who carried out the analysis were Eugene Pittard (Switzerland), Stephane Gsell (French), Lucien Bertholon, and Ernest Chantre.
Thousands of the sculptures found in the collections of the University Of Oxford, were found or kept in the former colonies of Carthage, which are Italy, Greece, Spain, and also some left in Carthage.
Furthermore, the antique texts of Ras Shamra, Carthaginians who descended from the African people of Djahi (Phoenicians), sojourned the very frontiers of Egypt. The Carthaginians imitated their religion from the Gods of the Egyptian pantheon.
Interestingly, the people of Carthage, who are today referred to as Phoenicians are the ones who civilized Europe and introduced writing to Greece around 2786 of the African era. The people of Djahi (Phoenicians) founded Carthage around 2800 years ago.
When the genealogy of the dark (Black) of North Africa is traced, it was discovered that they are descendants of the Great Lakes and Southern Africa, which leads to the Sudanese and Egyptians, and then moves further down to the Canaanites (Phoenicians), and then from the Phoenicians came the Carthaginians.
The Carthaginians later became mixed people and mixed with the Europeans after they had conquered and ruled Spain.