http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/ancientamerica.htm The ancient West African coastal and interior Kingdoms occupied an area that is now covered with dense vegetation but may have been cleared about three to four thousand years ago. This includes the regions from the coasts of West Africa to the South, all the way inland to the Sahara. A number of large kingdoms and empires existed in that area. According to Blisshords Communications, one of the oldest empires and civilizions on earth existed just north of the coastal regions into what is today Mauritania. It was called the Zingh Empire and was highly advanced. In fact, they were the first to use the red, black and green African flag and to plant it throughout their territory all over Africa and the world. The Zingh Empire existed about fifteen thousand years ago. The only other civilizations that may have been in existance at that period in history were the Ta-Seti civilization of what became Nubia-Kush and the mythical Atlantis civilization which may have existed out in the Atlantic, off the coast of West Africa about ten to fifteen thousand years ago. That leaves the question as to whether there was a relationship between the prehistoric Zingh Empire of West Africa and the civilization of Atlantis, whether the Zingh Empire was actually Atlantis, or whether Atlantis if it existed was part of the Zingh empire. Was Atlantis, the highly technologically sophisticated civilization an extension of Black civilization in the Meso-America and other parts of the Americas? One of the most ancient civilizations on earth began in the Sahara before the existance of Atlantis. According to sources, the Zingh Empire existed about 20,000 to 15,000 years ago and is the parent of Egypt, TaSeti, Nubia, Kush, Wagadu-Nok, East Indian Civilization and others. The Sahara and much of West and East Africa in protohistoric times was wet, rainy, very green and had a giant inland sea. On this sea, ships sailed and moved from place to place selling goods and trading. The region also had large areas of fertile lands where villages, towns and cities existed. According to many sources (Blisshords Communications, Zingh Empire, "Mobetter News," The History of the African Standard, South Holland, Illinois.), the Zingh Empire was the first culture to build an international empire from West Africa to the Middle East (Syria, Turkey, ect.). The Zingh Empire also established the red, black and green flag (which is still the colors of African and some Middle Eastern nations). The Zingh Empire was the parent civilization on earth and it was from the Zingh Empire and the Sahara itself that the earliest forms of culture and language spread from the Sahara to India, East Asia, Australia, the South Pacific, the Americas. In fact, years ago historians from Africa pointed out that groups from the Sahara migrated to the Americas and that some American Indian groups are related to Africans of the Sahara. Language and advanced culture also came out of the Zingh Empire and so did tools like the bomerang, bow and arrow and horticultural practices. The p-sheaf worn by some people in the South Pacific/Papua New Guinea was also worn in the prehistoric Sahara and Egypt. The first evidence of mumification in Africa also came from the Sahara and much of the civilization known as Egyptian also came out of the Sahara and Ta-Seti (Nubia-Kush) while Egypt was still a swamp. In fact years ago, an article in Time Magazine pointed out that Nubian civilization was about three thousand years older than that of Egypt. (See http://community.webtv/net/paulnubiaempire ) There is a lot about world history that remains unknown, but if we understand that the northern part of the planet was covered with Ice and snow about 100,000 BC to 10,000 BC and that the tropics was at a stage of development, then we will realize that there is evidence of civilizations and advanced cultures that existed in the southern lands and tropics thousands of years before Egypt. Anyone know anything about the Zingh Empire?