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Ancient West African Megacities

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Uploaded on Feb 17, 2009

Centuries BEFORE the coming of Islam and before the days of the Songhay, Mali and Ghana Empires (and thus before Timbuktu was built), there were some massive cities in the Niger basin region which rivalled those of Mesopotamia.

This was taken from the BBC Documentary: The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu presented by Aminatta Forna. The full documentary is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heh_9...

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