Africa's Great Civilizations

Empires of Gold / Cities

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the desert of Sudan

Episode #103 / Length: 1 hour, Length: 13 minutes

Empires of Gold - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers. Cities - Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

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