Africa's Great Civilisations

Empires of Gold

Series 1 - Episode 3 Empires of Gold



Henry Louis Gates Jr focuses on an era of great commercial and manufacturing growth throughout several regions on the continent. Beginning with the revolutionary transformation of North and West Africa, he travels to the shores of the Sahara Desert, where farmers, traders, warriors and nomads turned this region into the crossroads of some of history's most advanced, and wealthiest, civilizations.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Henry Louis Gates Jr
Director Mark Bates
Producer Mark Bates
Series Producer Graeme Hart
Writer Henry Louis Gates Jr