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Africa's Great Civilizations

City of Meroe | Africa's Great Civilizations

In the middle of the fourth century, Axumite armies forged their way inland along the Nile Valley, invading new territories and heading for the Great City of Meroe, the third and last capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Kush. Learn more in Africa's Great Civilizations with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premiering at 9/8c February 27 on PBS.

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A small town near a mountain range. | "Africa's Great Civilizations: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations"
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Africa's Great Civilizations

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the "scramble" by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.
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Africa's Great Civilizations

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations | Hour Six

Explore the dynamism of 19th century Africa and the "scramble” for its riches.
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