This is one question that has occupied many discourses of historians for long. There are those who would want to think that the Dark Ages were not that dark, on the other hand there are those who have sustained that those ages were just dark. The term ???Dark Ages??? is applied to refer to this historical period because it was thought that that time was without some documented history and there are very few archeological finds that can be attributed to those ages. The term ???dark??? is hence used to describe those days because of lack of knowledge about those ages just like the term was used to describe Africa as the ???dark continent??? at the time. However, with some significant discovery of some materials written during that period, there is some new light that illuminates that darkness, and now more than ever, many historians are careful when refereeing to those days as the ???Dark Ages???.[Ingram, James (Rev).