Wednesday, September 28, 2016

TIHYA OR DIHYA



In the seventh century CE, an #Arab army swept across North Africa with the goal of conquest, only to be defeated by a female warrior who led the resistance against their military advances. Commonly referred to as the “#Kahina,” meaning “seer” in Arabic, this brave and defiant woman belonged to a Judaized #Berber tribe in the Aurès Mountains of modern Algeria. Also known by the proper name of #Dihya, she led the Berber resistance against the advancing Arabs, pushing them eastward beyond the borders of modern #Libya.
Ancient ENCYCLOEDIA