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Four epic journeys into ancient Africa’s art and culture
Now home to a billion people, Africa produced powerful art, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultures long before the first Europeans arrived. Join Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford as he investigates the continent’s great "forgotten" civilizations. Visit the spectacular monuments of Nubia, explore the mysterious ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and discover the art and technology of ancient Benin. See magnificent Ethiopian monasteries carved out of solid rock, and hear spellbinding stories drawn from the silent objects of the past.
This eye-opening, four-part series reaches back, long before written history, to expose realms that rivaled Egypt, buildings as inspiring as medieval cathedrals, and art that still speaks to us across the centuries. Most of all, the series casts new light on a long-neglected part of our world’s cultural heritage.
British art historian and trustee of the U.K.’s National Portrait Gallery, Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford has presented several documentaries on African culture and acted as an arts consultant for the United Nations.
I really enjoy the narrator's presentations of these undervalued cultures. They have contributed heavily to the modern world, and he's excellent in pointing those contributions... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Dr. Carmen Lanning
Highly recommend this collection. Love this series. Very informative and beautifully photographed.Published 3 months ago by LeslieRose
Every one should own these DVDs!!! I have seen them over and over. There is so much information within!!!Published 5 months ago by Muriel Lotrin
Good DVD for those interested in African history. Should be in every library.Published 5 months ago by Mickey