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The road to Timbuktu Lost cities of the South

Author: Nicola ColtonNick GodwinHenry Louis GatesWall to Wall Television.British Broadcasting Corporation.All authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2000.
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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Colton; Nick Godwin; Henry Louis Gates; Wall to Wall Television.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Agudah ha-Yiśreʼelit le-ṭekhnologyah limudit.; Warner Home Video (Firm); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780628683 9780780628687
OCLC Number: 48715708
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1998.
"PBS Home Video"--Label.
Duration on label: approx. 120 min.
Credits: Camera, Graham Smith, Gerry Pinches ; editors, Trevor Williamson, Anne Dummett ; music, Tama.
Performer(s): Narrator/guide: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Description: 1 videocassette (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Wonders of the African world.
Other Titles: Lost cities of the South.
Responsibility: written & presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; directors, Nicola Colton, Nick Godwin ; Wall to Wall Television for BBC and PBS in association with ITEL.

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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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