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By 1970, all but a handful of African nations were independent. Islam is also now spreading across the Sahara desert into West Africa, carried by merchants and missionaries, although at his date the great bulk of the population remain pagans. Based on the large numbers of young men buried with weapons beginning in the earliest Kerma period, many of them exhibiting healed skeletal trauma, Hafsaas-Tsakos has argued that these individuals were members of the most trusted elite warriors in the personal guard of the ruler, sacrificed during the funerary rituals of the dead ruler, to protect him in the afterlife.

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Publisher: Nabu Press (October 5, 2011)

ISBN: 1247515192

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