Empires of early Africa

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  • Segments on Africa discuss the Nile River Valley; searching for the mummy of Nefertiti; the bringing of Islam to Africa via the trade routes; and the importance of Timbuktu as a center of learning.


  • Title from disc surface.
  • Videodisc release of the programs originally aired on the Assignment Discovery television program.
  • Special features: video index; curriculum units; standards link; teacher resources.
  • DVD.
  • Closed captioned.


  • Nile, where Egypt began (5:18 min.) -- Nefertiti resurrected (32:09 min.) -- Sub-Saharan survey (5:06 min.) -- Islam comes to Timbuktu (4:16 min.)
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