No matter where you live, there's a decent chance that you've seen at least one movie about your region and found yourself struggling to recognize it.
That's not just because Hollywood is known to use cities like Toronto and Vancouver as cheaper-to-film-in doubles for New York City or Los Angeles but also because the cultures of certain places are often portrayed in ways that line up with common perceptions of them. And those perceptions often don't line up with reality.
But while it's easy to blame Hollywood for the fact that many of us seem to know far more about the animals of Africa than its peoples or their architectural achievements, research has shown that architectural historians of the past tended to either gloss over these achievements or attribute them to other people.
So let's see what so many of us have been missing with these impressive buildings standing throughout the continent.