Africa's Great Civilizations

Lalibela | Africa's Great Civilizations

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 58s

Explore 12 churches that were carved out of rock in the ancient Ethiopian highlands. In the 11th century, a new dynasty revived the fortunes of Ethiopia’s once great Christian kingdom to create one of the most spectacular of all religious sites in Africa, and in the World. Learn more in Africa's Great Civilizations with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premiering at 9/8c February 27 on PBS.

Aired: 02/27/17

Rating: NR

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Major corporate support for Africa's Great Civilizations is provided by Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, and Ancestry. Major funding is also provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Gilder Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.