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AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS

City of Ile Ife | Africa's Great Civilizations

  • Aired: 02/27/2017
  • 02:13
  • Rating: NR
The origin story of Ile Ife lies at the heart of the Yoruba culture. After death, the Onis were worshipped as Gods, and the artworks called Ife Heads were likely used as icons of power. Learn more in Africa's Great Civilizations with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premiering at 9/8c February 27 on PBS.
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Explore ancient African civilizations and the origin story of Ile Ife.
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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.
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