late 15th c.

Posted By on Jan 17, 2014 |


BANZA KONGO , Capital of the Kingdom of Kongo

Kingdom of Kongo flourished on the Congo River (modern Zaire, now Republic of Congo), a confederation of provinces under the manikongo (the king; “mani” means blacksmith, denoting the early importance and spiritual power of iron working).

Kingdom of Kongo (wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Kongo

 

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