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Transcript of Mansa Musa
This pilgrimage was very important to all Muslims, but specifically because it spread the knowledge of Mansa Musa and the Mali Empire all over the world. Also because Mansa Musa wanted to make sure Islam grew.
Were he left to start his pilgrimage with 6000 men, many slaves, 80 camels, with 50-200 pounds of gold dust, and horses. One of the cities Musa stopped in.
He traded so much gold here it devastated the economy and devalued gold for the next decade. This happened in Medina and Mecca as well. Timbuktu Mansa Musa conquered and made it a major trading center. Another stop he made where he traded more gold Mansa Musa's final and most important stop where he brought back many scholars and architects that changed the Mali Empire with their new architecture. Gao An unexpected stop on the way home when he received news that his army had recaptured Gao 1325 The birth of the Mali Empire a strong empire built in the North West portion of Africa. It was formed by Sundriata Keita, the Lion King of Mali. 1280-1337 Mansa Musa's lifetime. He was born in a rural village as the sun of Faga Laye the grandson of Sundiata, the founder of Mali. He died at the age of fifty-seven. 1312-1337 Mansa Musa becomes the ninth ruler of the Mali Empire and the beginning of the golden age of Mali. 1324 Mansa arrives in Cairo during the summer where he meets the Mamluk sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad and hands out so much gold that it causes gold's value to be reduced and crashes the economy. 1324 Mansa Musa begins his pilgrimage to Mecca with 60,00 men. Throughout his journey, Mansa freely hands out gold to the poor and needy. 1324 Mansa invades Timbuktu and gains direct control. Timbuktu becomes a massive trade center later on. 1327 Builds the great mosque Sankore Madrasah along with the Djinguereber Mosque 1339 A map with picture of Musa on a throne of gold was created in Europe and inspired Europe ans to come to Mali