Hour two continues to broaden the scope
Read More: ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations: Origins’
Hour two takes us through the early trade routes, where frankincense was as valuable as gold; speculation on the construction methods used by builders of African civilizations; and the history of Christianity and the spread of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa. See the burial cave of St. Anthony and the birth of monasticism. There is also extensive footage of early churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia. These 12 cross-shaped churches were carved out of solid rock and combine to become a symbolic Jerusalem on African soil.
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