This is the Mali empire. But, it was not always an empire. Before the 13th century, it was very small.
Mali was founded by Sundiata Keita. From that day on, it was all about the wealth there.
The Mali empire became Islamic in the 13th century. The Mali empire began to weaken in the 15th century, but stayed strong.
The Mali empire also got lots of trades because the trade routes shifted. Arab scholars documented about Mali. But, what they said didn't match up with the Storytellers (Mandinka)
Made by Amelia Din
My name is Sundiata Keita. People also call me the Lion of Mali. I was not only the founder of an empire, but I also was a powerful prince. During my reign, I established a territorial base. During my childhood, I was almost killed! I was spared because I looked sick and already near death. Thanks to that, I was able to bring this empire to life.