Empires of Early Africa DVD

Discovery Education

$59.95 $69.95
SKU: DC850107
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 55
Copyright: 2005

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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 and #151; Examines the Nile's role in the birth and growth of Egyptian civilization.
  • Nefertiti Resurrected and #151; Investigates whether a recently discovered defaced and discarded mummy is the remains of the most-powerful woman of ancient Egypt.
  • Sub-Saharan Survey and #151; Treks though this region's history to examine how thriving gold and salt trades helped bring Islam to Africa.
  • Islam Comes to Timbuktu and #151; Looks at how Mansa Musa used his wealth and influence to turn this captured city into a center for Islamic learning.