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Due to the Ethiopian colonization of Spain. Spaniards and Ethiopians opened up trade with each other.

|multoque ante eum caelius Antipater vidisse se, qui navigasset ex Hispania in aethiopiam commercii gratia.|

“And Coelius Antipater, long before him, reporteth, that he saw a man who had sailed from Spain to Ethiopia, in pursuit of commerce.” Pliny the elder lib II, LXVII 168-170

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Posted : 07/26/2018 5:18 pm
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Florian de Ocampo Spanish chronicler records Taharka's arrival and conquest of Spain. He also records Taharka's war with the Catalonia prince named Teron.

Here is the first page of the chapter on Taharka's arrival in spain.

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Posted : 07/26/2018 5:36 pm
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Posted : 08/19/2018 1:12 pm
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Strabo documents Taharka's conquest of Spain and Asia minor.

καίτοι Σέσωστριν μὲντὸν Αἰγύπτιον καὶ Τεάρκωνα τὸν Αἰθίοπα ἕως Εὐρώπης προελθεῖν, Ναβοκοδρόσορον δὲ τὸν παρὰ Χαλδαίοις εὐδοκιμήσαντα Ἡρακλέους μᾶλλονκαὶ ἕως Στηλῶν ἐλάσαι. μέχρι μὲν δὴ δεῦρο καὶ Τεάρκωνα ἀφικέσθαι, ἐκεῖνονδὲ καὶ ἐκ τῆς Ἰβηρίας εἰς τὴν Θρᾴκην καὶ τὸν Πόντον ἀγαγεῖν τὴν στρατιάν

However, Sesostris, the Aegyptian, he adds, and Tearco the Aethiopian advanced as far as Europe; and Nabocodrosor, who enjoyed greater repute among the Chaldaeans than Heracles, led an army even as far as the Pillars. Thus far, he says, also Tearco went; and also led his (Tearco) army from Iberia (spain) to Thrace and the Pontus (Asia minor)
Strab. 15.1.6

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Posted : 09/16/2018 1:21 am
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Latin american liberator Simon bolivar highlights Spain's African heritage in a speech to his citizens.

"we must face the fact that our race is not European; nor is it north american, it is rather a composite of Africa and America than an emanation of Europe for Spain, itself, ceased to be European by it's African blood; it's institutions and character. It is impossible to determine exactly to what human family we belong. most Indians were annihilated; the European has been mixed with the Indian and African. we were all born of the bosom of the same mother but our fathers differing in origin and blood are foreigners and we all differ visibly in color of skin.

speech to the congress of angostura, February 15, 1819

"Tengamos presente que nuestro pueblo no es eurpeo, ni el ameriano del norte; que mas bien un compuesto de Africa y America que un emanacion de la europa; pues que hasta la espana misma, deja se ser europea por sa sangre africana. por sus instituciones y por su caracter."

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Posted : 10/10/2018 11:34 am
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“This dance, so common among the lower order of Portuguese and Spaniards, is certainly of Negro origin. I have seen it among all the African tribes south of morocco; not performed certainly with so many variations, but possessing all its essential characteristics. Some may suppose that this dance is a remains of Moorish manners; in this they are mistaken, the moors are mohammedans, who have no such customs; their women never taking any part in public amusement. The fandango is not the only beastly consequence resulting from the admission of so many Negroes to Portugal; the features of the natives have lost the finely composed contour of European man, by mixing their blood with Africans.”

Tales of other realms, collected during a late tour through Europe. By a …

By Tales pg 92 1809

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Posted : 10/18/2018 4:54 am
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The hat came from Africa to Spain and to the rest of Europe

“The hat is common to men and women among the moors who travel, and the custom of wearing it came from Africa to Europe. The Spaniards, because of the heat of their climate, still, as much as they can, wear it flapped, and have called it sombrero, or shady. The French gave it the name of chappeu, because it supplied the use of the cape or hood of their ancient dress, which they called chapel.” Pg 153-154 The Present State of the Empire of Morocco. Its Animals, Products ..., Volume 1

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Posted : 10/18/2018 5:04 am
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list of African animals in Spain

  • The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus
  • red-knobbed cootor crested coot, (Fulica cristata)
  • western swamphen(Porphyrio porphyrio)
  • The Barbary sheep(Ammotragus lervia)
  • The common genet(Genetta genetta
  • Vipera latastei
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Posted : 10/18/2018 5:06 am
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“This is Africa, with her proverbial aridity; and what seemed Africa to us, with her glorious luxuries of growth, was Spain!” Search for Winter Sunbeams in the Riviera, Corsica, Algiers, and Spain

By Samuel Sullivan Cox pg 250 1880

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Posted : 10/18/2018 5:09 am
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“Castanets were introduced into Spain by the moors.” Johnson’s Universal Cyclopaedia, Volume 2 pg 110

“The castanets that the Moors imported into Spain are of Negro origin; but the Negroes use iron castanets, and it is known that it is them that we owe the transmission of industry in iron.” Pg 551-552 The Western Review of Science and Industry, Volume 2

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Posted : 10/18/2018 5:13 am
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Foto de Museum of Cadiz 

Head of Africans found in Spain (pre- roman period)

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Posted : 10/19/2018 4:51 am
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Carries a goat from a staff; hatched hillock in front ibiza (madrid)

Carries a goat from a staff; hatched hillock in front ibiza (madrid)
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Posted : 10/24/2018 3:31 pm
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Horchata de chufa or "Tiger nut milk" is of African origin and was introduced into Valenica by the West African Almoravides. In Nigeria and Mali it is called Kunnu aya

Horchata de chufa

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Posted : 01/26/2019 10:16 pm
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moorish adarga shield

 The adarga was a hard leather shield used originally by the Moors of Spain, its name derived from the Arabic al-daraqa shield

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Posted : 01/29/2019 3:18 am
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The African emir Yusuf ibn Tashfin used African war drums as a psychological weapon against the Spanish Christians. The noise and size of the drums scared the Spaniards and horses in battle.

Que priessa va en los moros! E tornaronse a armar, ante rroido de atamores la tierra querie quebrar”

What eagerness there was among the moors to arm themselves! And they could be seen ranging themselves to battle order. The noise of the drums seemed to make the earth quake. (696)

“Fincadas son las tiendas e parecen los alvores, a una grand priessa tanien los atamores”

Day dawned over the Moorish camp, soon the moors began to beat their drums. (1668)

“antes d’estos quinze dias, si ploguiere al criador, aquellos atamores a vos los pondran delant e veredes quales son”

Before a fortnight is up (we shall capture) those war drums, please god, and I shall set them before you for you to see what they are like. (1665-1666)

“En ueste de los moros, los atamores sonando. A maravilla lo avien muchos dessos cristianos, ca nunca lo vieran, ca nuevos son llegados. “

In the host of the moors, the drums are sounding. Many of the Christians wondered at it for they were  newly come and had not heard it.

Cantar de mio cid (The Song of my Cid)(2345-2347)

"The drums beat so that the earth trembled and every part of the horizon re-echoed the sound" ibn khallikan's biographical dictionary pg 455 chp on Yusuf ibn Tashfin

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