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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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  • 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.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterHenry Louis Gates Jr

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMark Bates
    ProducerMark Bates
    Series producerGraeme Hart
    WriterHenry Louis Gates Jr
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