Ancient Africa

Ancient Egypt

When the Romans conquered Egypt in the 1st century, the Pharaohs had already ruled for almost 4,000 years, and created architectural marvels that still inspire wonder today.

Ancient Ethiopia

The Ancient Ethiopians lay claim to having the oldest continuous Kingdom in the world, starting over 4000 years ago with the Kingdom of Axum, and later founding one of the first Christian kingdoms.

Ancient Nigeria

The cultures of West Africa created some of the most powerful empires that inhabited the sub-Saharan regions of this continent, including the Songhai and the Benin.

South Africa

South Africa is home to one of the greatest warrior nations in African history, the Zulu, who forged an empire in the early 19th Century.

Ancient Tunisia

Tunisia is home to the ruins of the Carthaginian Empire that was defeated in the Punic Wars by Rome, before it could have become the cradle of the western world.

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