Africa's Great Civilizations

The Cross and the Crescent

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

Episode #102 / Length: 1 hour, Length: 13 minutes

Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

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