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Below the expanse of Africa's northern desert lies a land rich in resources and history. Tour sub-Saharan Africa for a look at the ancient civilizations that flourished in this fertile land and their influence on Islam. Includes one feature and three shorter segments.
- The Nile: Where Egypt Began Examines the Nile's role in the birth and growth of Egyptian civilization.
- Nefertiti Resurrected Investigates whether a recently discovered defaced and discarded mummy is the remains of the most-powerful woman of ancient Egypt.
- Sub-Saharan Survey Treks though this region's history to examine how thriving gold and salt trades helped bring Islam to Africa.
- Islam Comes to Timbuktu Looks at how Mansa Musa used his wealth and influence to turn this captured city into a center for Islamic learning.