The kingdom of Ghana lasted from 500 C.E. to 1200 C.E.
It was ruled by a powerful and rich king, along with his government.
The camel helped develop the Trans-Saharan trade route.
Wangara was near the forests of Ghana, but no one knew where it was except the Wangarans. It was said to be plentiful with gold.
It was produced by pouring water into holes, then waiting for the salt to be drawn out of the earth. There were also salt deposits in many places.
Salt was more precious than gold, as it was helpful for survival.
The tax money was used to help with creating large armies to protect the empire.
Taxes were paid on all the goods that were traded in the empire.
People traded their goods at the great city of Kumbi.
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