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Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 8 – Bunyoro and Buganda

Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 8 - Bunyoro and Buganda: Casely-Hayford travels to Uganda to explore the rise and fall of two great kingdoms. For centuries Bunyoro was the region's dominant power, using history and mythology to make a claim on the land. But its position was challenged by the rapid rise of Buganda, a neighbouring kingdom that had once been a collection of cultivators on the shores of Lake Victoria. Casely-Hayford goes in search of the fascinating reasons for…

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Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 7 – Berber Kingdom of Morocco

Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 7 - Berber Kingdom of Morocco: Gus Casely-Hayford visits Morocco, once the centre of a vast kingdom created by African Berbers that stretched from northern Spain to West Africa. We know less about Africa's distant past than almost anywhere else on Earth. But the scarcity of written records doesn't mean Africa lacks history. It is found instead in the culture, artefacts, and traditions of the people. Art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores some of the…

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Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 6 – The Zulu Kingdom

Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 6 - The Zulu Kingdom: In South Africa, Gus Casely-Hayford visits evocative sites in Zulu history and searches for the secrets behind the Zulu's cultural power and military strength.       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…

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Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 5 – The Kingdom of Asante

Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 5 - The Kingdom of Asante: Asante in West Africa was a kingdom that was built on gold and slaves, which ensured its important place in an economy that linked three continents.     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…

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Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 4 – West Africa

Lost Kingdoms of Africa episode 4 - West Africa: Gus Casely-Hayford travels to Nigeria and Mali to explore the story behind a series of magnificent 16th-century bronzes made in the ancient kingdom of Benin. Four-part series in which British art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms. The African continent is home to nearly a billion people. It has an incredible diversity of communities and cultures, yet we know less of its…

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