• 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
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Ancient African Kingdoms

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
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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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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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Uncommon history

Having lived in Africa for 4 years, I tried to learn the history of the places I lived and visited. These books (there are two distinct sections that cover different information) cover history which most of people don’t know about. Very worthwhile book.
I did see one oddity in the way the material was presented. When addressing all the various religions from these societies, he only referred to one religion’s beliefs as myths - Christianity. Unnecessary bias!

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A much needed correction of world history.

I loved this book. it read more like an encyclopedia than anything else. This is an overview of thousands of years of history so being detailed about all the ancient African kingdoms just isn't feasible. however, this book does an excellent job at explaining when and where these great peoples were located in time and place and firmly destroys the idiotic notion that Africa didn't provide much to the collective knowledge and advancement of world culture and heritage.

if you want a basic overview of what history Africa has and its place at the top of civilization this is a great starter book.

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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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Great start for a nonspecialists.

Highly recommended for the layperson who wants to find out more about Africa before her encounter with Europeans after Rome and Greece. However, there were some choppy bits of information that might have been left out completely or needed some more clarification. As I stated, this is a good start.

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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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  • Tafari A.
  • 10-10-22

A white supremacist interpretation of African history

It was quite shocking to listen to this audiobook as I am well versed in African history and culture. The interpretation is mundane and spews the diatribe of European beliefs about African culture and history. The book attempts to position the ancient Egyptians as different from the ordinary Africans on the continent. He presented the development of ancient Egypt as mysterious and almost unexplainable to deny the African origins of Egypt.

The author did try to make some connection between the land of Punt and Egypt. It is well known that the ancient Egyptians saw no difference between themselves and the Africans of the continent whether they be from Somalia or Ethiopia or the Sudan. It is also clear in the hieroglyphs that whites were depicted as savages and barbarians. The fact that these historical data were ignored or the writer tried to skirt around them is evidence of the racist portrayal of African history.

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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