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Photo: mosqueAfrica is a continent of magnificent treasures and cultures -- from the breathtaking stone architecture of 1,000-year-old ruins in South Africa to an advanced 16th century international university in Timbuktu. However, for centuries, many of these African wonders have been hidden from the world, lost to the ravages of time, nature and repressive governments. Explore the richness of these African Wonders by selecting an episode below, or by selecting a specific Wonder from the map at right.


Black Kingdoms of the Nile
    Temples of Abu Simbel
Black Pharaohs
City of Jebel Barkal
City of MeroŽ
Pyramids at Giza
 
  The Swahili Coast
    Historic Gedi
The Swahili People
Island of Zanzibar
 
  Slave Kingdoms
    Ashanti Kingdom
Dahomey Kingdom
Vodou Religion
 
  The Holy Land
    City of Aksum
Christian Art
Debra Damo Monastery
Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Falasha Village
City of Gondar
Churches of Lalibela
 
  Road to Timbuktu
    The Dogon People
Great Mosque of Djenne
Ruins of Jenne-jeno
Empires of Mali & Ghana
Niger River
Sankore Mosque
The Tuareg People
 
  Lost Cities of the South
    City of Great Zimbabwe
City of Mapungubwe
The Shona People
City of Thulamela
 



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Temples of Abu Simbel City of Aksum Ashanti Kingdom Black Pharaohs Christian Art Dahomey Kingdom Debra Damo Monastery The Dogon People Ethiopian Orthodox Church Falasha Village City of Gondar Great Mosque of Djenne City of Jebel Barkal Ruins of Jenne-jeno Churches of Lalibela Empires of Mali & Ghana City of MeroŽ Niger River Pyramids at Giza Sankore Mosque The Tuareg People Vodou Religion The Swahili People Historic Gedi Island of Zanzibar City of Great Zimbabwe City of Mapungubwe The Shona People City of Thulamela