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How was the location of Mail different in 1337 from Mali now?
Mali in 1337 bordered the Atlantic Ocean.
How do we know the history of Mali?
Griots told stories that passed down from generation to generation.
Mali was ruled by rich and powerful __________.
kings
Mali was an important _________ center.
trade
Mali was one of the _________ empires before Columbus sailed to the New World.
wealthiest
___________ was an important city.
Timbuktu
Timbuktu had a ______________ with a large library with Greek and Roman books.
university
Mali is located on the continent of _______.
Africa
Mail is in the ________ region of Africa.
western
Mali is located near the ______ River.
Niger
The land in Mail has _____-like conditions.
desert
There were ____ mines in Mali.
gold
_____ was an important resource found in the desert.
salt
Salt was traded for ______.
gold
People in Mali had the job of ______, ______, or ______.
farmers, miners, or traders.
__________ in Mali specialized in protecting the empire.
Soldiers
___________ in Mali specialized in growing food for the empire.
farmers
People in Mali traded gold for needed ______ with others.
salt
The first king to unite Mali was _________.
Sundiata
Sundiata was as important to Mali as George Washington is to the _______ _______ __ _______.
United States of America
During the reign of ________ _______, Mali's size, power, and wealth grew.
Mansa Musa
The king put a large _____ on every single thing that was sold or traded in Mali.
tax
With the wealth from _______, Mansa Musa ws able to keep his armies strong.
taxes
Taxes were used to build large ______(Muslims' place of worship).
mosques
Mansa Musa paid to have Muslim _____ from all over the world come to live and study in Timbuktu.
scholars
Mali is located in the ______, _______ and _______ hemispheres.
Northern, Western, and Eastern