Petr Kutsenkov, Nika Lavrent`eva, Mixail Chegodaev

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN, Gosudarstvenny`j institut iskusstvoznaniya

Moskva, 2019, 508 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-809-3

The book examines the problem of the genesis of early civilizations on the example of the civilizations of ancient Egypt and West Africa. Based on the anal¬ysis of oral and written traditions, as well as numerous monuments of architecture, visual arts and writing, the authors conclude that there is still no evidence of a direct connection between them. The book uses information obtained during fieldwork in the Dogon Country (Republic of Mali) in 2015-2018.