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The Ancient Civilization ofMali<br />By: Joao, Ryan, Tom<br />
Today, Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa, but it’s history is rich and vast, dating back to the 14th Century<br />
Mali was once part of the three famed <br />West African Empires, which included:<br /><ul><li>Mali
Songhai
Ghana</li></li></ul><li>A map of the 3 Western African Empires<br />
The ancient civilization of Mali was located on the lower part of Western Africa, near the Niger River<br />
Under the powerful rule of the great Mali Empire, cities like Djenne and Timbuktu developed<br />
The Great Mosque of Djenne was built out of mud for weary traveler's who wished to speak with God<br />
During it’s peak, Mali controlled trans-Sahara trade along with Ghana and Songhai (Trans-Saharan Trade is any trade that g...
The trans-Saharan trade route was Mali’s main income source, which gave the region rich trade and powerful rulers<br />
Mali was formed by Sundiata, it's most known leader. Mali also greatly developed under Mansa Musa,  who influenced Mali’s ...
Beneath is a depiction of Sundiata, while on the right is a portrait of Mansa Musa<br />
The rich trade allowed Mali to gain hold over the salt trade. Mali also had many professional traders, who exported gold d...
A caravan of camels with salt on their backs<br />
Wherever there is trade, currency is needed. And for that they used Cowrie shells which were also used for taxation<br />
Mali became very important after 1235, but it’s first city (Jenne-Jeno) developed in 200 B.C.<br />
Mali’s decline started in the 14th century, when trans-Saharan trade became worthless, due to European sea trade<br />
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  1. 1. The Ancient Civilization ofMali<br />By: Joao, Ryan, Tom<br />
  2. 2. Today, Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa, but it’s history is rich and vast, dating back to the 14th Century<br />
  3. 3. Mali was once part of the three famed <br />West African Empires, which included:<br /><ul><li>Mali
  4. 4. Songhai
  5. 5. Ghana</li></li></ul><li>A map of the 3 Western African Empires<br />
  6. 6. The ancient civilization of Mali was located on the lower part of Western Africa, near the Niger River<br />
  7. 7. Under the powerful rule of the great Mali Empire, cities like Djenne and Timbuktu developed<br />
  8. 8. The Great Mosque of Djenne was built out of mud for weary traveler's who wished to speak with God<br />
  9. 9. During it’s peak, Mali controlled trans-Sahara trade along with Ghana and Songhai (Trans-Saharan Trade is any trade that goes through the Saharan Desert)<br />
  10. 10. The trans-Saharan trade route was Mali’s main income source, which gave the region rich trade and powerful rulers<br />
  11. 11. Mali was formed by Sundiata, it's most known leader. Mali also greatly developed under Mansa Musa, who influenced Mali’s Golden Age and many Africans to become Muslims <br />
  12. 12. Beneath is a depiction of Sundiata, while on the right is a portrait of Mansa Musa<br />
  13. 13. The rich trade allowed Mali to gain hold over the salt trade. Mali also had many professional traders, who exported gold dust and agricultural produce north to Europe<br />
  14. 14. A caravan of camels with salt on their backs<br />
  15. 15. Wherever there is trade, currency is needed. And for that they used Cowrie shells which were also used for taxation<br />
  16. 16. Mali became very important after 1235, but it’s first city (Jenne-Jeno) developed in 200 B.C.<br />
  17. 17. Mali’s decline started in the 14th century, when trans-Saharan trade became worthless, due to European sea trade<br />
  18. 18. Overall Mali was once a great empire of great wealth and filled with riches, but decline was unavoidable when European sea trade eliminated their biggest source of income<br />
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