According to Ivan Van Sertima, 11 African kings ruled Spain for 157 years, before the Muslim invasion of Spain in 711AD.
Around 1070 BC, there was a great drought which caused many deaths in Spain. According to Ibn Al Khattid al Makkary (Arab historian) there was an invasion from Africa that followed shortly after.
After a revolt in North Africa, the king banished from his kingdom those who had rebelled against him. “He caused the few who remain to be embarked on board some vessel and giving them for commander an officer of the name Batrikus, he allowed them to go whither they pleased.”
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