Ancient Civilizations of Africa
UNESCO, Jan 1, 1981 - Africa - 804 pages
One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.
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A. J. Arkell A. J. Drewes Adulis African coast agriculture Aksum Aksumite Alexandria ancient Egypt ancient Egyptian antiquity appears Arab archaeological Bantu burial Carthage Carthaginian Cataract centre Christian civilization copper cult culture decorated desert dynasty early iron age East Africa eastern Egypt Egyptian empire Ethiopia evidence excavations existence Ezana fact fourth century Frumentius funerary Garamantes Greek groups Haoulti Herodotus Hyksos important Indonesian influence inhabitants inscriptions Kerma Khoi Khoi king kingdom known Kush Kushitic land language large number later Leclant Libyans linguistic Lower Nubia Madagascar Malagasy Mauretania Mediterranean Meroe Meroitic metres millennium Napata negroid Neolithic Nile valley Nilotic northern origin papyrus period Periplus Pharaohs Phoenician population pottery probably Professor Diop provinces Ptolemy Ramses Red Sea region reign religious remains Roman Rome royal Sahara settlement south Arabian southern stone age Sudan temple texts tombs trade tradition Yeha