UNESCO’s General History of Africa [full documentary series]

Season Two:

Episode 10 – Desert Empires

Badawi explores the extraordinary empires of West Africa that emerged and gave rise to some of the most fascinating rulers in history. Mansa Musa, the emperor of the Mali empire in the 14th century C.E., is estimated to have been the wealthiest person in history. During his famous pilgrimage to Mecca, he was apparently so generous with the empire’s gold that it led to a gold recession in the economies of Cairo, Medina and Mecca.

10 thoughts

  1. This looks amazing…thanx for the links…..years ago I was in Mali and learned about Mansa Musa….since then I have tried to keep up with the history of Africa especially the Sahel region….chuq

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