Patterns of State Formation in Africa, 600–1450 CE

Audio / Video / Film

  1. Lost Kingdoms of Africa—Ethiopia

Dr. Gus Hayford from BBC4 explores the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia and the emperors who claim to trace their lineage back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

Part 1/6 (10:03)

Part 2/6 (9:49)

Part 3/6 (10:03)

Part 4/6 (10:13)

Part 5/6 (10:03)

Part 6/6 (8:38)

  1. Ife Head: BBC A History of the World in 100 Objects

BBC Radio 4 discusses the mystery and symbolism an Ife head which was discovered by the British in 1938 in the grounds of a castle in Nigeria, Africa.

Part 1/2 (9:33)

Part 2/2 (4:38)

  1. Wonders of the African World: (1:46:17) Available on Netflix - Lost Kingdoms of Africa

Web Links

  1. “Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History,” “Ife (from ca. 350 B.C.).” An excellent introductory we site can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It contains many links and presents clear