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African WHS on TV

 
Author Solivagant
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#1 | Posted: 4 Feb 2010 03:21 | Edited by: Solivagant 
There seems to have been a "rush" of progams which include African WHS recently. I know that non UK readers can't use i Player to catch up but some at least are still being repeated on BBC2 and they may even reach a Public Broadcasting Channel near you! The BBC web site gives more details

Lost Kingdoms of Africa
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pv1m4
Prog 1 Nubia - Jebel Barkal (and T List Meroe)
Prog 2 Ethiopia - Harar, Lalabela, Axum, Fasil Ghebbi
Prog 3 Gt Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe, Kilwa, Mapungubwe, Gt Zimbabwe (Sun Feb 7 2010 1910 GMT BBC2)
Prog 4 West Africa - Dogon, Djenne

How the Earth Made Us
Wind - Chinguetti, Elmina (and Yungang in China!) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qclqx

The Lost Libraries of Timbuctou - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hkb0z

Author meltwaterfalls
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#2 | Posted: 4 Feb 2010 09:15 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
To carry on with my recommendations The Lost Libraries of Timbuctou was exceptionally interesting.

Of the Lost Tribes of Africa:
Programme 4 - West Africa was my favourite. It is slightly tenuously built around the magnificent Benin Bronzes, but it covered many of the most interesting parts of this part of this exceptionally interesting parts of the continent.
NB. This programme pretty much confirms that Jenne-Jeno is part of the WHS, They introduce a local who is working on protecting the remains as part of the WHS, actually just looked at the nomination document and it is clear from the that Jenne-Jeno is inscribed.

Of the other programmes I watched the Nubia and Ethiopia ones which were pretty good but I didn't enjoy them as much.

As you may be able to tell from previous posts I am a bit of a BBC fan, however people may be interested in the other current series of programmes they have going.
They are currently going through the history of the world as told through 100 objects. It is in association with the British Museum and so far has been very good. As you may expect the cross over with WHS is pretty big.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/programme is the website, again may only be of use to UK residents but there is other information on there that could be of use.
Apparently there is due to be a 'History of the World' television series coming later which may well be more widely distributed.

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