Africa's Great Civilizations

The City of Gondar | Africa's Great Civilizations

Clip: Season 1 | 3m 39s Video has closed captioning.

Prior to the establishment of Gondar, the capitals of Ethiopia moved seasonally, whereas in Gondar, settlements remained in the same place for hundreds of years, into the 18th century. Given this stability in terms of place, the empire’s power was consolidated. 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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