Mansa Musa Research Paper

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Mansa Musa was born in Mali around the year 1280. He ruled from 1312 to 1337. He was a wealthy strong Islamic leader that led many pilgrimages. He traveled for his religion. On his pilgrimages he brought 60,000 men 12,000 slaves. Each slave was carrying 4 pounds of gold. Mansa musas pilgrimages started around Timbuktu and ended in Mecca. His trip made him well known across northern Africa and the Middle East. Mansa musas rise to empire consisted of territory formerly belonging to the Ghana empire and surrounding areas. Before he became king he was appointed deputy. The king that was in power at the time left to go on a exploration of the Atlantic and never returned. The king before mansa musa was one of his relatives. Since deputy

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