• Ancient African Kingdoms

  • A Captivating Guide to Civilizations of Ancient Africa Such as the Land of Punt, Carthage, the Kingdom of Aksum, the Mali Empire, and the Kingdom of Kush
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

Two captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • 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
  • The Kingdom of Kush: A Captivating Guide to an Ancient African Kingdom in Nubia That Once Ruled Egypt

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. 

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include:

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

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include: 

  • Nubia and the emergence of the Kingdom of Kush
  • From Alara to the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty
  • The rulers of the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty
  • Relations between Kush and Egypt continue
  • Kush between the sixth and third centuries
  • The Meroitic Dynasty
  • The last centuries of the Kingdom of Kush
  • The society of Kush
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about ancient Africa and the Kingdom of Kush, then get this audiobook now!

©2020 Captivating History (P)2020 Captivating History
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A wealth of information about African history

I bought this audiobook to get a better understanding of the rich history of Africa/Africans, and as a default African-Americans, BEFORE slavery took place. Our history does not start at slavery but from a much culturally richer place. This book fulfilled my desire to know in a more robust way the richness of our culture. I recommend that everyone read and learn from this book.

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Wonderful book!

Once again Captivating History comes through with thorough research on the different civilizations. Wonderful book!

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This is terrible

Don’t bother with this. It sounds like someone padded out a Wikipedia article, and very badly. The writing is sloppy and sounds like a first-year university student’s essay. It’s too bad as it’s a fascinating subject, and the narrator has done an admirable job — but the text is just terribly written.

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History Requires Disclosure

Wonderful and in depth historical share. Looking forward to learning more about this fascinating topic. Thank you.

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Not what I expected

I was very disappointed with this book. There was minimal information given in a very dry and droning manner. If you are looking for a detailed history that grab your attention, avoid this book.

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Great high-level information

Great high-level information of ancient African kingdoms. Leaves the listener excited to go further into their stories to learn more about different groups.

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This was an interesting audible

This was an interesting audible. I didn’t know much about ancient Africa and I enjoyed learning about it. Well recorded, and highly recommended!

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Wish there was more!

It’s so hard to find African history books. This one had a lot of great info that I didn’t know before reading it. I hope people keep collecting more African history and give the continent its due respect!

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Disappointed to say the least

It’s actually very short. The entire book is repeated. They only focused on northern africa and eritria/ethiopia. Underwhelmed

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Good Initial Academic Offering

Let's face it. The penchant for erasing history that did not suit the current narrative have us this potpourri of information. Much of it is good, and it is still important, but there needs to be ongoing excavation and research. African history is gaining in popularity, and I hope to learn more in my later years. This set was a good bargain for a credit. I dislike the narrative pronunciations on such complex words as Pharaoh being pronounced "Fay Row" and Amun like "Ommin" derived from hominy. Word usage like Heiroglyphics to me are the same as "irregardless". Hieroglyphic is an adjective... This all needs work, but it's an informative foray into the subject.

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  • Spinolaola
  • 03-12-21

all over the place

Some enteresting events, but very frustrating as more than often the words, not clear, some suggest, there's no clear evidence, legend says and so on. Never solid evidence, so they should add the word " Theory" in the main Title

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  • M. Finlay
  • 11-05-20

Very enjoyable

I knew about Ancient Egypt but very little about the other kingdoms. This book helped resolve that and was an enjoyable listen.

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  • Torse
  • 08-24-21

Needs more kingdoms

No mention of Songhai and only focussed on Kingdom of Kush. Retitle it to Kush kingdom