Documentary: Ancient West African Megacities

From Fri Feb 8 2013, 21:59:32

Duration: 7 mins - Centuries BEFORE the coming of Islam and before the days of the Songhay, Mali and Ghana Empires (and thus before Timbuktu was built), there were some massive cities in the Niger basin region which rivalled those of Mesopotamia. This is an excellent short documentary worth watching. African history afterall is not all [...]

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