Kingdom of Mali

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During what time period was Mali the 2nd most powerful empire in the world?

1300-1500

What was the main resource that made Mali a powerful kingdom?

Gold

Why did the price of gold crash throughout Egypt during Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to the hajj?

Mansa Musa gave away so much gold that there was an oversupply

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Mali Empire

  • The Mali Empire was the 2nd most powerful empire in the world during the 14th century.
  • The main resource that made Mali a powerful kingdom was gold.
  • Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to the hajj in the 14th century caused the price of gold to crash throughout Egypt.

Mansa Musa's Pilgrimage

  • Mansa Musa's lavish spending and excessive gold distribution during his pilgrimage to the hajj led to a surplus of gold in Egypt, crashing its price.
  • The economic impact of Mansa Musa's pilgrimage was felt throughout Egypt, showcasing Mali's immense wealth and power.

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