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Lost Kingdoms Of Africa
     

Lost Kingdoms Of Africa

 
Though often ignorantly written off as primitive, Africa was in fact the home to burgeoning and thriving cultures that pre-dated the arrival of Europeans - rich with art, architecture, music, religion, language, and much more. This four-part documentary program hones in exclusively on the African visual art of antiquity. National Portrait Gallery trustee Dr. Gus

Overview

Though often ignorantly written off as primitive, Africa was in fact the home to burgeoning and thriving cultures that pre-dated the arrival of Europeans - rich with art, architecture, music, religion, language, and much more. This four-part documentary program hones in exclusively on the African visual art of antiquity. National Portrait Gallery trustee Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford hosts, leading detailed on-camera explorations of "forgotten" African civilizations and the relics that they left behind. Highlights include the Monuments of Nubia, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, Ethiopian monastic structures made of stone, and much more.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
UPC:
0054961849697
Rating:
NR
Source:
Athena
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:36:00
Sales rank:
81,946

Special Features

16-Page Viewer's Guide includes questions to consider; Stories About the mysteries of Meroë, Great Zimbabwe, and the Kingdom of Benin; Ethiopia and the Rastafari Movement; ; Biographies of Prominent Precolonial Africans; Profiles Of Sudan, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria Today

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lost Kingdoms Of Africa
1. Eastern Sahara [7:43]
2. A Secret [7:34]
3. Water Jug Makers [7:37]
4. Egyptian Invasion [7:29]
5. The Nubian Rulers [8:31]
6. Iron Technology [7:42]
7. Central Sudan [5:19]
8. Nuba [6:38]
1. End Of A Kingdom [7:12]
2. Traveling To The Past [8:45]
3. The Churches [7:18]
4. Lalibela [9:48]
5. Ancient Plough [7:29]
6. Up With The Monks [7:24]
7. Skyscrapers To Immortality [10:55]
Disc #2 -- Lost Kingdoms of Africa
1. Lost Civilization [8:04]
2. Rhapta [7:37]
3. Famous For Gold [8:16]
4. Gateway To Great Zimbabwe [8:40]
5. A View Of A Kingdom [7:17]
6. Opening The Entrance [10:01]
1. The Kingdom of Benin [8:04]
2. British Arrival [7:37]
3. Timbuktu [8:16]
4. The Oldest City [8:40]
5. The Ritual Of Dama [7:17]
6. Bandiagara Escarpment [10:01]

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