Indian Sculpture Debunks False Historical Notions

This is the Konark Sun Temple in India, and I am going to show you a sculpture that flies in the face of mainstream history. Historians claim that Africa had no connection with India until Vasco Da Gama reached India in 1498.

But look at this carving, it clearly shows a Giraffe on the left side and all its legs, body and long neck are shown with remarkable accuracy. Notice how even its face, the ears and even its long tail are carved perfectly depicting a real giraffe. This is incredible, because Giraffes are found only in Africa, and this temple was built no later than 1250 A.D. And Giraffes are not found in Egypt, where we know advanced civilization existed, but are found far down south in the African continent. According to historians Vasco Da Gama was the first person to ever visit India from Africa. They claim that he had briefly explored Africa, before reaching India in 1498. How is an African Giraffe accurately carved at least two hundred and fifty years before Vasco Da Gama’s arrival to India?

Let us to take a good look at the entire carving. It clearly shows an Indian King sitting on an Elephant on the left side. You can even see another person sitting in front of him who controls the elephant. On the right side, you can side several people wearing long skirts standing on the ground. The clothing and the faces are carved distinctly different from other Indian sculptures, to show that they are African people. It also looks like they are lifting a few other people who are giving something to the Indian King. On the far right you can see the Giraffe, and a young boy sitting on it, while there is bystander watching this entire scene. All this happens under a tree that has very large flowers, almost the size of an elephant’s head.

Did this meeting happen while an Indian King was traveling to Africa? It’s less likely because the sculptor who carved this, would have not have seen it. It’s much more likely that African travelers visited India way before Vasco Da Gama, which is not mentioned in anywhere in History. And whether this journey took place through land or water, it is truly a remarkable feat to bring a Giraffe alive through such a long trip.
So, now we know that India was connected to Africa, centuries before what the history claims. It also proves that ancient Africans had a very advanced civilization that was capable of making journeys to other continents. Is it possible that ancient Africans and Indians had established trade routes between continents? Thanks to the Indian sculptor for carving such an accurate scene, because without this we would just be depending on mainstream historians.

For anyone who has been paying attention to Sincere Ignorance posts within the Art/Culture, Ancient /Modern History (Categories) and Museum Directory page; it doesn’t come as a surprise to me. The different cultures within Africa were trading with India, China and other Asian countries. In fact the different kingdoms/tribes within the African continent was trading with virtually everyone. It was never this dark continent, but was very much apart of the world and its activities.


Trade between India and Africa has a long and distinguished history. It goes back thousands of years to the days when Indian traders, using the seasonal monsoon winds, sailed to the East coast of Africa in search of mangrove poles, elephant tusks, and gold and gemstones that made their way up from what is now Zimbabwe.

This intensified with the establishment of Omani suzerainty in the 17th century over Zanzibar and its hinterland. The island of Pemba produced a copious variety of sought-after spices such as cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper. A number of Indian merchants, some of whose descendants live in East Africa to this day, trace their presence in East Africa to this period.

The Indian sub-continent already has a population bigger than China’s, and by 2030 India alone will have the largest population in the world. Indian civilisation is over 5000 years old, one in which 325 languages are spoken in 1652 dialects. It is the world’s largest democracy and the fourth largest economy. It is the largest English-speaking nation and has the second largest pool of engineers and scientists.

It is the only society that has never known slavery, and has never invaded another nation. It was also the richest country on Earth, until Britain rose up in the 17th century and plundered, among others, India’s wealth.

As trade intensified between Africa and Asia, prosperous city-states flourished along the eastern coast of Africa.  These included Kilwa, Sofala, Mombasa, Malindi, and others.  The city-states traded with inland kingdoms like Great Zimbabwe to obtain gold, ivory, and iron.  These materials were then sold to places like India, Southeast Asia, and China.  These were Africa’s exports in the Indian Ocean Trade.  These items could be sold at a profit because they were scarce in Asian countries.

Africans living among communities on the west coast of India were called Sidis, and those living in the interior were referred to as Habshi. Today, the terms refer generally to Indians of African descent and are used interchangeably.

Africans in India worked as soldiers, sailors, traders, bureaucrats, clerics, bodyguards and concubines. Almost all of these Africans were Muslims, and many were slaves conscripted into the slave armies of Indian Muslim rulers

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