• Ancient Africa

  • A Captivating Guide to Ancient African Civilizations, Such as the Kingdom of Kush, the Land of Punt, Carthage, the Kingdom of Aksum, and the Mali Empire with Its Timbuktu
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient Africa, then pay attention...

Africa is the continent where the first humans were born. They explored the vast land and produced the first tools. And although we migrated from that continent, we never completely abandoned it. From the beginning of time, humans lived and worked in Africa, leaving evidence of their existence in the sands of the Sahara Desert and the valleys of the great rivers, such as the Nile and the Niger. Some of the earliest great civilizations were born there, and they give us an insight into the smaller kingdoms of ancient Africa.

As the home of the many pharaohs, Queen Sheba, Hannibal Barca, and Mansa Musa, Africa deserves our full attention. It has stories to tell us and cultural riches to share with us. Africa is where paganism, Christianity, and Islam left their trails and created a cultural fusion that is unique to the continent.

Some modern countries are popular tourist destinations, while others are war-torn lands still unable to industrialize. This polarity of Africa can be traced to ancient times, and the world-shaping events that occurred here need to be studied and understood. 

In Ancient Africa: A Captivating Guide to Ancient African Civilizations, Such as the Kingdom of Kush, the Land of Punt, Carthage, the Kingdom of Aksum, and the Mali Empire with Its Timbuktu, you will discover chapters such as:

  • The Kingdom of Kush
  • The Land of Punt
  • Carthage
  • The Kingdom of Aksum
  • The Ghana Empire
  • The Mali Empire
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about ancient Africa, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

©2020 Captivating History (P)2020 Captivating History
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Why isn't this taught in school?

This book will fill in many of the gaps you you learned in World History!

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African civilizations

An excellent, thorough look at African History. Captivating History gets better each time and does a black history audiobook. Bought this for my wife and the whole family loves it!!

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Utterly fabulous

The gravity of research and the subsequent delivery is nothing short of breathtaking! This series is rewriting history as we understand it!

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Africa's Great Civilizations

Rich in history and details. It was delivered in a timely and fast manner. Thanks so much. Knowledge is indeed power.

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A Captivating Guide

This is an excellent start to the broad scope of African history and tells one that this is a continent that contains/contained many cultures. I will also look at the different Great Courses to find something beyond Egypt.

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Recommended

Very well done. Wonderful presentation. Would suggest it to anyone who has a thirst for History. Good information!!!

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Amazing listen

Very well put together, interesting content. The chronological and geographic context combined with other historical information provided a very captivating read.

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Increase your boundaries!!!

It is so vital for everyone to see as the results most of us have from our history books do not tell the real story of the history of Africa's Great Civilizations. The audio was delivered as scheduled and was well protected during mailing.

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A good source for understanding a history

Well worth the purchase price for anyone involved in developing their knowledge about a continent whose history has been largely directed by a European perspective.

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EXCELLENT!

Captivating History does it again!!! This is a unique series highlighting cultures we do not learn about in history classes because they teach us about extraordinary cultures that pre-date white Christianity.

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  • 08-07-21

Very enlightening

Highly enjoyable account of some of the great African empires. I highly recommend it to everyone.

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  • Clint
  • 06-04-21

A timeline of war

I was hoping for details on ancient civilisations, how they dressed, religion, politics, art, literature. What is in this book is a timeline of war, its just a series of person X went to war with person Y, then was killed, their wife went to war with Z. On and on it drones. It also feels like its all about Egypt and then Rome.