Lost Kingdoms of Africa DVD


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This extraordinary and eye-opening, four-part series reaches back in time to explore realms that rivaled Egypt, buildings as inspiring as medieval cathedrals, and art that speaks to us across the centuries. Lost Kingdoms of Africa casts new light on a long-neglected area of the world’s cultural heritage.

Starting in the desert north of Khartoum, we journey to the ancient sites of Kerma Jebel Barkal, and Meroë to explore a long-lost kingdom that may have fallen victim to climate change.

Did the emperors of Ethiopia really descend from the Biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba? We survey Judeo-Christian influences in the land’s art, language, and change architecture which date back centuries.

Great Zimbabwe
Shrouded in mystery, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe rise from an unlikely spot in Africa’s interior. We trace an ancient gold-trading route inland from the eastern coast and explore the city that served as its source.

West Africa
The magnificent Benin bronzes in the British Museum inspire a quest for their origin.
The search takes us to modern-day Nigeria and Mali, where the art of fine metalworking has thrived for generations.

Special Features:

  • Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford Biography
  • Picture Galleries
  • Subtitles

Product Details

  • Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford
  • 2
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Main Language:
  • English
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Run Time:
  • 240 mins approx.
  • Acorn Media
  • E

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