Mansa Musa, Cm

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Mansa Musa, Cm

  1. 1. MANSA MUSA Lord of the Mali Empire WHY WAS MANSA MUSA SO SIGNIFICANT TO AFRICA’S HISTORY? By Colin McGuckin
  2. 2. Why Did I Choose This Topic? <ul><li>I chose this topic because Ms. F told me that Mansa Musa made a pilgrimage to Mecca with slaves, camels, and gold. </li></ul><ul><li>Mansa Musa sounded like an interesting topic to learn about, and his name is fun to say. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What I Already Knew <ul><li>I knew that Mansa Musa went on a pilgrimage with many servants and gold </li></ul><ul><li>Work Cited for what I knew: Ms. F </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why was Mansa Musa so famous? <ul><li>Mansa Musa was most famous for his hajj (or pilgrimage) to Mecca </li></ul><ul><li>A pilgrimage is a long journey or search in religion to find moral significance. </li></ul><ul><li>Musa brought along 80 camels carrying 300 pounds of gold each! </li></ul><ul><li>He brought 60,000 people, 12,000 of which were servants! </li></ul><ul><li>500 of the servants carried 4 pound staffs of gold. </li></ul><ul><li>He gave away 2 tons of gold away to the poor. </li></ul>
  5. 5. More About Hajj <ul><li>The Hajj was a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to god (Allah). </li></ul><ul><li>He spent gold so lavishly the gold value dropped in Cario for a few years </li></ul><ul><li>In his Hajj he traveled from his capitol of Niani to Walata to Tuat (now in Algeria) to Cario. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Musa’s Relitives <ul><li>Musa’s grandfather was mansa </li></ul><ul><li>That made him mansa </li></ul><ul><li>His half brother was also mansa before him </li></ul><ul><li>Musa was the founder of the Mali Empire </li></ul><ul><li>He was obviously the most famous of his family of mansas. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Time of His Reign <ul><li>Musa ruled from 1312 to 1337 </li></ul><ul><li>His Hajj was in 1324 </li></ul><ul><li>His birth date is unknown </li></ul><ul><li>He ruled in the 14 th century </li></ul><ul><li>He died in 1337 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other Feats <ul><li>He conquered the Ghana Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Musa built up an extremely strong army for the time </li></ul><ul><li>That army protected the traders and merchants that traveled the trade routes that he made </li></ul><ul><li>He build universities, libraries, and mosques in his cities </li></ul><ul><li>They attracted poets, writers, and scholars </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cool Facts <ul><li>Musa’s hajj made Mali appear on the map of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Mansa Musa’s rule Mali’s territory expanded from the salt mines of Taghaza in the North to the legendary gold mines in the South </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions I Still Have <ul><li>Did Mansa Musa have any enemies? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Work Cited <ul><li>http://blackhistorypages.net/pages/mansamusa.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mansa_musa </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajj http://www.history.com/classroom/unesco/timbuktu http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/biography/musa/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pitt.edu/~natrooms/africa/t4a_files/image007.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cyberstump.com/civ4/leaderheads/mansamus.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.turrelart.com/Historical.html </li></ul>

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