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Extra History: Season 46

The Empire of Mali 2018

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  • 2018-04-14T15:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 10 mins
  • 50 mins (5 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Documentary, History
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The rise and collapse of the Mali Empire.

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5 episodes

46x01 The Empire of Mali - The Twang of a Bow

  • Season Premiere

    2018-04-14T15:00:00Z — 10 mins

While the old Ghana Empire waxed wealthy due to taxes on trade passing through its lands, the new Empire of Mali born in its stead had expanded borders that included vast lands of gold...

Seeking a meeting with the emperor of the Mali Empire, a man named Ibn Battutah journeyed across the perilous Sahara sands to discover Mali's gold... instead, he found out how Mali blended its Islamic and African cultures.

46x03 The Empire of Mali - Mansa Musa

  • 2018-04-28T15:00:00Z — 10 mins

Mansa Musa is remembered as the richest person in the entire history of the world, but he also worked hard to establish the empire of Mali as a political and even religious superpower. However, his excessive wealth started creating bigger problems...

After Mansa Musa's death, the rivers of gold started drying up, and bitterness snaked out from the fringes of the vast Mali Empire. Wars were coming...

The Mali Empire comes to an end after the rise of rival powers and weakened by colonial influences, but not without leaving a legacy as a place of wealth and splendor.

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