Heroic Acts and Civilizational Contributions of Tigray to Africa and the whole world.

Mekelle: 28 December 2023 (Tigray Herald)

By Yerga Yaecobe

if tigrayan learned their tigray history like they learn the ethiopian  and world history  the  tigrayan would be a more powerful AfricaAfrica

due to their ancient Glory’s history’s Tigrayan  civilisation and heroisms PRE-AKSUMITE AND AKSUMITE CIVILIZATION
kingdom of Daʾamat
historical kingdom, of East Africa.
Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia, has a rich history that spans pre-Aksumite and Aksumite civilizations. Understanding this history alongside Ethiopian and world history could contribute to the empowerment of the Tigrayan people.

Pre-Aksumite Civilization:

Tigray boasts a pre-Aksumite civilization with archaeological evidence suggesting early human settlements.
The region was part of the Kingdom of Daʾamat, an influential trading kingdom in East Africa, known for its prosperity and trade links with other ancient civilizations.
Aksumite Civilization:

Tigray played a crucial role in the Aksumite Empire, one of the great civilizations of the ancient world.
Aksum, the capital, was a major center of trade and culture, connecting Africa with the Mediterranean and Asia.
The Aksumite civilization is renowned for its advanced architecture, including obelisks and the Church of St. Mary of Zion.
Heroic Acts and Civilizational Contributions:

Tigrayans have a history of heroism and resistance against external pressures, contributing to the region’s resilience.
The Tigrayan civilization made notable contributions to art, literature, and technology, leaving a lasting impact on the broader Ethiopian cultural landscape.
Kingdom of Daʾamat:

The Kingdom of Daʾamat, centered in Tigray, was a powerful state engaged in trade and diplomacy.
Its strategic location facilitated interactions with civilizations such as the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea region.
Cultural Heritage:

Tigray has a diverse cultural heritage, including traditional music, dance, and unique religious practices.
The region’s historical sites and artifacts serve as a testament to its ancient glory, attracting scholars and tourists interested in exploring Africa’s rich past.
Educational Impact:

If Tigrayans learn their history alongside Ethiopian and world history, it can empower them with a comprehensive understanding of their roots and contributions to global civilization.
This knowledge can foster a sense of pride and unity, laying the foundation for a more powerful and culturally enriched Tigrayan nation within the African context.
By embracing and promoting the appreciation of Tigray’s ancient history, the Tigrayan people can strengthen their identity, cultural legacy, and potentially play a more influential role in the broader African landscape.

if you don’t know your history?
(George Santayana)

What is the saying about not knowing history?
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. This famous statement has produced many paraphrases and variants: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes.

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