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The empire on Ghana existed from c. 750-1076. The Ghana empire was located in what is now Southeastern Mauritania, Western Mali, and Eastern Senegal which is on the Northwest coast of Africa. The Ghana empire was one of the first empires on the Northwest coast of Africa to rise in that area. Ghana began in the eighth century when there was a little change in the economy. There was an spectacular shift in the economy of the Sahel area. The south area of the Sahara allowed more condense states to form. Once the camel came along there was an revolution in trade for the first time. Ghana owned much of its wealth through trade and they had a secret location near the gold and salt pits. There was also leather goods that were hand crafted in old …show more content…
Gao was the capital of Songhai and it lasted ever since the 9th century. Songhai has got things through the Niger River. When a person was in a clan they decided there own occupation.The most common station were metalworkers, carpenters, and fishermen. The lower caste people had a much harder time because they weren't like the high caste people. The lower caste people were non farmers, working slaves, and they sometimes had privileges. Some of the Songhai people were followed by freemen and traders. The merchants of the Songhai kingdom used the same trade routes that were on the map. Sunni Ali, the leader of Songhai once say Mali was weakening and he took his soldiers with him to take over the area. He had a government that ruled all of the lands that he had taken over. In this empire most mosques were made up of materials in the …show more content…
Another name for Great Zimbabwe is House Of Stone. The spread of the stones was over 500 km to the square root which is 200 sq long. The correct origin of the word Zimbabwe is not exactly known. The Great Zimbabwe was built throughout the 11th and 15th century. Some of the oldest and largest structures located in Southern Africa is the ruins at Great Zimbabwe. The Great ruins had 18000 inhabitants and that is a lot. Stone is what they are made out of and that is was helps the people survive. The ruins go from 1800 acres and covers 100 to 200 miles long. Much of the gold that was mined in Africa was from the Great Zimbabwe.There was stone structures built for the rulers,priests, and all of the citizens that were living good. The king's court was the largest structure. Zimbabwe economic base was mixed farming and cattle herding. The size and the influence of the region is being rediscovered because it is so

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