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Ancient Mali

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Where was the empire of Mali located? The empire of Mali was located in West Africa, near the Niger River.
What were the human characteristics of West Africa (Ancient Mali)? The people of Ancient Mali farmed, mined, and traded.
Why were storytellers so important in Ancient Mali? Many storytellers in Mali passed on traditions and stories from one generation to the next.
What do we know about the leaders of the empire of Mali? The kings of Mali were rich and powerful men who controlled trade in West Africa.
Why was the empire of Mali so wealthy? Mali lay across the trade routes between the salt mines in the Sahara Desert and the gold mines in West Africa.
What natural resource came from the desert in the West African empire of Mali? Salt
What did people use salt for during the time of the West African empire of Mali? Salt was used for their health and for preserving foods.
What natural resource came from the mines of West Africa? Gold.
What was salt traded for during the time of Ancient Mali? Gold.
What important city in Ancient Mali had a famous university with a large library of books from Ancient Greece and Rome? Timbuktu
What was one of the most rich and powerful empires in Africa? Mali
How did the people of Mali adapt to their environment to meet their needs? The people used salt to trade and to help them stay alive.
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