Mali: An African Kingdom

by Richard and Eder

Timeline

500 B.C.E. First uses iron tools


850 C.E. Ghana became powerful empire


700 C.E Traders introduce Islam


1312 C.E. Mansa Musa takes over control


1350 C.E. Timbuktu becomes major education center

Facts about Mali!

  • First to use the river system with railboats
  • Used agriculture. Rice, millet, papaya, gourds, cotton, peanuts, cattle, sheep, goats, and poultry.
  • Located in the heart of west of Africa
  • To the north was the salt mines and to the south was the gold mines
  • Found more goldmines than Ghana.
  • Caws are based on holy Kharan
  • West African culture traditions spread around the world
  • Timbukta became the center for education