In 1255, Sunidata died. The most famous ruler after Sundiata was an African Muslim man named Mansa Musa (Sundiata's grandnephew).
I will make you proud Uncle.
Mansa Musa was specifically known for the famous pilgrimage to Mecca lead by him.
Why do I have to be a slave?
To Mecca shall we go.
When Mansa Musa went on this pilgrimage to Mecca, he also brought along 60,000 people with him. He also brought camels loaded with 300 pounds of gold per camel.
100 pounds of gold
During his travels, Mansa Musa gave away and spent a significant amount of gold
GOLD!!! Sure what idea do you want?
I want some ideas!
but he also brought back a lot of new ideas like building shrines to his kingdom (Mali) to make the kingdom a greater place.
This is my idea to make this kingdom better!
Lets build shrines.
The National Geography SocietyNational Geographic Society. “Mansa Musa (Musa I of Mali).” National Geographic Society, 4 Mar. 2020, www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/mansa-musa-musa-i-mali/.Encyclopedia BritannicaGraft-Johnson, John Coleman de. “Mūsā I of Mali.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 29 Apr. 2020, www.britannica.com/biography/Musa-I-of-Mali.Ducksters“Ancient Africa.” Ducksters Educational Site, www.ducksters.com/history/africa/empire_of_ancient_mali.php.