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 Form 4 KCSE Exam Standard History and Government Paper 1 Questions and Answers

Identify five source of information on history of the coast of east Africa.

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-The Greco-Roman Documentary with reference to the coast of east Africa.
-Periplus of the Erythraean Sea describes the trade between the Africans and foreign merchants at the coast.
-Claudius Ptolemy’s Geography describes commercial activities at the coast of east Africa.
-Documents by Arabs merchants Ibn Battuta and Al-Masudi on Swahili history.
-Archeological evidence, such as, remains of pottery, iron tools, coins.
-Christian Topography of Cosmas Indicopleustes talks on Persian domination of Indian Ocean trade.