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The road to Timbuktu ; Lost cities in the south

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Nicola ColtonNick GodwinBen GooldJonathan HewesAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [1999] ©1999.
Series: Wonders of the African world.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. travels through Mali, following ancient trade routes from the goldmines of the south to the legendary city on the shores of the Sahara desert, in search of the forgotten libraries of Timbuktu. In the second segment Gates travels from South Africa to Zimbabwe, exploring a thousand-year-old city kept from public view for seventy years and heads for the medieval stone citadel of Great Zimbabwe.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Nicola Colton; Nick Godwin; Ben Goold; Jonathan Hewes; Wall to Wall Television,; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; PBS Home Video,
ISBN: 0780628683 9780780628687 0780628659 9780780628656
OCLC Number: 43463213
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast on PBS.
Running time on container: approximately 120 minutes.
Credits: Series producer, Ben Goold ; executive producer Jonathan Hewes.
Performer(s): Narrator/guide: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: The road to Timbuktu --
Lost cities of the south.
Series Title: Wonders of the African world.
Responsibility: Wall to Wall Television for BBC and PBS in association with ITEL ; directors, Nicola Colton, Nick Godwin ; written and presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. travels through Mali, following ancient trade routes from the goldmines of the south to the legendary city on the shores of the Sahara desert, in search of the forgotten libraries of Timbuktu. In the second segment Gates travels from South Africa to Zimbabwe, exploring a thousand-year-old city kept from public view for seventy years and heads for the medieval stone citadel of Great Zimbabwe.

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