Human species evolved five million years ago in the African continent when it was a part of a greater land mass. As early as 800 BC in human history at Nok, in the present Central Nigeria, the Africans were able to produce exquisite work of art on terracotta and metal indicative of the presence of an advanced civilization almost parallel to the kingdom of Solomon.
Millions of years human evolution, culture and stability was unbalanced with the visit of the Europeans to Africa in the 15th century. Portuguese were the first to exploit Africa, followed by other European states who carved the diverse African continent among themselves and ruled without consent or consensus of the indigenous people. The slave trade that followed displaced millions of Africans to locations across the globe with loss of their identity and cultural landmarks. The last of the colonial empires to leave Africa, some as late as the 1960s, were British, Germans, Belgians and French, and their interlude with the African culture is documented on their coins.
— ANTON SEBASTIAN (@AntiquesInterna) April 6, 2016