Discover the history of ancient Africa in this guide!
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2012
Call Number: REF 960.03 APP
An encyclopedia covering Africa from ancient to modern times.
- African Studies Center @ BU Resources
This website provides links to .pdf documents covering a variety of topics related to Africa, including West African kingdoms and more.
- Ancient African Civilizations, An Overview
Information written by Dr. Susan Herlin of the University of Louisville about Africa from ancient times to 1500.
- Exploring Africa
Developed by the African Studies Center at Michigan State University, this website offers information about African history from ancient times to today.
- Overview of West African Kingdoms
This website provides a brief overview of ancient West African kingdoms. It was produced by the American Forum for Global Education.
- The Story of Africa
Africa's top historians tell the story of the continent from an African perspective. The website is sponsored by the BBC and includes links to audio and video.
A brief overview of ancient Aksum (Axum) with links provided by Unesco.
- Ancient Egypt
A scholarly website from the BBC about the history of Egypt.
- Asante Empire
A brief article with sources.
- Benin Empire
In-depth discussion of the Empire of Benin with a focus on art.
- Ghana, Mali and Songhai Empires
An overview of the three empires fro the Croydon Supplementary Education Project.
- Great Zimbabwe Empire
A brief article from the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia.
- Hausa States
Overview from blackpast.org.
A brief article with citations from blackpast.org.
- Kingdom of Ghana
A website from the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia.
- Kongo Kingdom
Written by John Henrik Clarke, hosted by the Federation of the Free States of Africa.
- Mali Empire
A brief overview from the Virginia Department of Education.
A website produced by the Jaba Local Government in Nigeria.
A website by author Ibrahim Omer documented with an extensive bibliography.
- Songhai Empire
- Wolof Empire
An overview from accessgambia.com.
- Zagwe (Zague) Dynasty
A brief article from Encyclopedia Britannica about the Zagwe Dynasty.
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