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Ancient Nok culture thrives in forests of central Nigeria.  500 BC - 200 AD
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Cyrene Kingdom
632 - 440
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Battiad
500 Aksumites migrated to Ethiopia
400 Working iron in Congo area
Axum Kingdom
400 BCE - 900s CE
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300 Rulers of Nubia established their capital at Meroë around 300 & kingdom lasted there for more than nine centuries.  Wonders: City of Meroe, Black Kingdoms of Nile
250 A Tale of Two Floodplains: Comparative Perspectives on Emergence of Complex Societies & Urbanism in Middle Niger & Senegal Valleys
200 Iron in Sub-saharan Africa
Nok culture
500 BCE - 200 CE
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thrives in forests of central Nigeria. 
Claimed by Yoruba peoples as ancestors, Nok are justly revered for their art & terra cottas.