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Kingdom of Mali
Transcript of Kingdom of Mali
Sundiata-- Ruled for 25 years
Helped Mali reach to the height of its empire.
During his reign he expanded the territory.
Grew wealthier under his reign.
Muslim believer. Mansa Musa built education centers in Timbuktu, where people could study Islamic culture.
After Musa's trip to Mecca he brought back artists and architects who designed beautiful mosques. Pictures Religion Freedom of religion.
Islam was a powerful influence.
Most higher ranked people were muslim.
Commoners mostly worshiped ancient African gods.
People studied Qur'an and other Islamic culture. Mali's Reign Reigned from 1230 till 1433 Kingdom of Mali Political Intellectual Social By: Caroline B. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --
Thursday, February 28, 2013 http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/29489-assignment-discovery-mali-empire-video.htm Niger River Great
Mosque Mali Empire Figure Mansa Musa Common people worked hard.
Nobles lived more comfortably.
They made time for music and art.
Flexible among social groups Decline--
Rulers after Musa weren't as strong. When the Tuareg broke into
People broke away from the empire. Timbuktu, they never recovered.
Others then invaded Mali. Improved the way to build ships. Made tools and pots out of copper. Took other ancient civilizations ideas and modified them. The Trans-Sahara Trade route. They traded mostly gold and salt. Natural Resources: Niger River, Gold mines, and salt mines. Agriculture: Beans, rice, onions, papaya, gourds, livestock, cotton, and peanuts. Mali Now What's Happening A top United Nations relief official who just returned from a trip to northern Mali said Tuesday that desperation, hunger and fear had pervaded the region in the year since Islamist militant extremists seized control, and that only $17 million of the organization’s appeal for $373 million in emergency aid had been donated so far.
By RICK GLADSTONE
Published: February 26, 2013 in the NY TImes To read more vist http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/world/africa/un-official-sees-desperate-conditions-in-mali.html?ref=mali&_r=0 Watch it!