The Ghana kingdom lasted from the 6th century to the 13th century CE.
Between the 9th and 11th centuries C.E., the kingdom of Ghana was so rich that its dogs wore golden collars, and its horses, which were adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets.
It is extremely hot during the day & extremely cold during the night. Sandstorms happen often, thieves, & you could get lost easily
It made the food taste better, the cattle needed it, and it replaced the salt you lose from sweating in the heat
Group A would leave trade goods in a prominent position and signal, by gong, fire, or drum for example, that they had left goods. Group B would then arrive at the spot, examine the goods and deposit their trade goods or money that they wanted to exchange.
Ghana was combined in the kingdom of Mali in 1240 marking the end of the Ghana Empire. A tradition in historiography maintains that Ghana fell when it was sacked by the Almoravid movement in 1076–77, although Ghanaians resisted attack for a decade.