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Africa's Great Civilisations

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Education

Summary

Henry Louis Gates Jr takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century.

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Episode 3: Empires of Gold

Summary

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.

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PresenterHenry Louis Gates Jr

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DirectorMark Bates
ProducerMark Bates
Series producerGraeme Hart
WriterHenry Louis Gates Jr

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