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Lost Kingdoms of Africa 2

Lost Kingdoms of Africa 2 is a BBC documentary series presented by art historian Gus Casely-Hayford, exploring the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's kingdoms. We know less about Africa's distant past than almost anywhere else on Earth. But the scarcity of written records doesn't mean that Africa lacks history - it is found instead in the culture, artefacts and traditions of the people. In this series, art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores some of the richest and most vibrant histories in the world, revealing fascinating stories of four complex and sophisticated civilizations: the Kingdom of Asante, the Zulu Kingdom, the Berber Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdoms of Bunyoro and Buganda.

Episode 1 - The Kingdom of Asante
In this episode, Dr Casely-Hayford travels to Ghana in West Africa to explore the history of the kingdom of Asante that was built on gold and slaves, which made it an important place.

Episode 2 - The Zulu Kingdom
In this episode, Dr Casely-Hayford travels to South Africa to explore the history of the Zulu kingdom in a search for the secrets behind the Zulu's cultural power and military strength.

Episode 3 - The Berber Kingdom of Morocco
Gus Casely-Hayford visits Morocco, once the centre of a vast kingdom created by African Berbers.

Episode 4 - Bunyoro and Buganda
Casely-Hayford travels to Uganda to explore the rise and fall of two great kingdoms - Bunyoro and Buganda; how the Ugandan kingdom of Bunyoro saw its dominance challenged by the rise of Buganda.


Related Links
History of Africa - wikipedia
The history of Africa begins with the prehistory of Africa and the emergence of Homo sapiens in East Africa, continuing into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation states.
Lost Kingdoms of Africa
This is a four-part BBC documentary series presented by Gus Casely-Hayford, exploring the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms: Nubia, the kingdom of Ethiopia, the kingdom of Great Zimbabwe, and the kingdom of Benin.
Africa: The Story of a Continent
Africa: The Story of a Continent is a documentary series hosted by Basil Davidson, describing the history of Africa.