Africa's Great Civilizations

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Africa's Great Civilizations

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Mondays, 9:00 PM EST on PBS
Tracked 29 Times
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1 Seasons, 6 Episodes
120 Minutes
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores Africa's rich history, detailing the contributions to humanity that sprung from the continent's diverse peoples, including the development of art and language; writing and religion; agriculture and government; and the arts and sciences.

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by spiderwing

Mar 04, 2017 8:01 PM EST

First episode review.

I LOVE the deep time element. It's extraordinary and delightful. I'm thrilled to have a few questions about recent archaeological discoveries cleared up (as in why Egypt is now considered to be contemporary to and independent of Mesopotamia).

I found the constant repetition of the fact that Africa is the cradle of all mankind and the earliest developments in civilization a bit off putting, but then again I acknowledge that it is information which goes against what we were all taught 'back in the day', so it probably needs a bit of reinforcement.

I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.