What were the 3 empires of West Africa?
A succession of three great kingdoms came to power as their people, gained control of valuable trade routes in West Africa. Ghana was the first of these empires, followed by the kingdoms of Mali and Songhai. Historians think the first people in Ghana were farmers along the Niger River.
Which is the oldest kingdom in Nigeria?
The Nri Kingdom in the Awka area was founded in about 900 AD in north central Igboland, and is considered the oldest kingdom in Nigeria.
Who first ruled the world?
As far as we know, the world’s first empire was formed in 2350 B.C.E. by Sargon the Great in Mesopotamia. Sargon’s empire was called the Akkadian Empire, and it prospered during the historical age known as the Bronze Age.