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Lost Kingdoms of Africa
Season 1
In this four-part series, British art historian Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford sets off on a quest to rediscover the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms: Nubia, ancient Ethiopia, Great Zimbabwe, and West Africa. The series reveals that Africa's stories are preserved for us not only in its treasures, statues and ancient buildings, but in the culture, art and legends of the people.

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Episodes
Ep 1
Nubia
Watch January 3, 9:00pm
Ep 2
Ethiopia
Watch January 10, 9:00pm
Ep 3
Great Zimbabwe
Watch January 17, 9:00pm
Ep 4
West Africa
Watch January 24, 9:00pm
Nubia
Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford explores the histories and influence of Africa's ancient civilizations. He starts with the story of Nubia - a civilization that built more pyramids than the Egyptians, and then travels down the Nile to the ancient Christian kingdom of Dongola. (1 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jan 3, 9:00pm
Thu Jan 4, 1:00am
Ethiopia
In this episode, Gus visits Ethiopia, home to one of the most ancient societies in the world. (2 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jan 10, 9:00pm
Thu Jan 11, 1:00am
Great Zimbabwe
Gus explores trails of gold dating back thousands of years to the fabled city of Ophir. His journey begins on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast where he explores the ancient port of Rhapta. The gold trail takes him from the city state of Kilwa to the first outpost in Great Zimbabwe. (3 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jan 17, 9:00pm
Thu Jan 18, 1:00am
West Africa
Starting in Timbuktu, Gus explores the ancient Kingdom of Mali. He then travels down the Niger, through Djenne and Gao and on to the ancient city of Benin. (4 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jan 24, 9:00pm
Thu Jan 25, 1:00am