Ancient African Architecture: History & Examples


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The oldest structures in Africa are in what present-day country?

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1. Why aren't there more examples of wooden and grass architecture in Africa?

2. Which of these materials was NOT used in ancient Africa architecture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ancient African architecture is some of the oldest in the world - do you know which African country is home to the oldest structures on the continent? You'll be answering questions on this and other topics, such as the reason there isn't much grass- or wood-based architecture from ancient Africa.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these topics:

  • Material that wasn't used in the architecture of ancient Africa
  • Main purpose of the Egyptian pyramids
  • The way columns were used in ancient African architecture

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on ancient African architecture, such as the country where some of its oldest remnants have been found
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions the reason the Egyptian pyramids were built and the relative lack of grass or wood structures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a material that wasn't used in the structures of ancient Africa

Additional Learning

The lesson named Ancient African Architecture: History & Examples will teach you more about the following:

  • Framework known as wattle and daub
  • The use of mudbricks
  • Foreign influences on African architecture
  • Necropolis on the Nile
  • Ancient architecture of sub-Saharan, West and South Africa